doubt it! You must try this. It is one of the best Strathisla I have ever had
the fortune of tasting.
Ooh, fruit bomb on
the nose! Wonderful figs, apricots, oranges, quince, overripe Pink Lady apples
and rum raisins. Be sure to add pomegranate and dades to that. The whole is
drenched in a wonderful dark honey. Beeswax. Creamy stuff, almost syrupy. After
a few moments some nuts and chocolate appear, albeit in the background. Pine
cones and a twig of mint! Man, what a nose!
On the palate, it
remains wonderfully fruity, but the oak becomes quite loud and a tad bitter. Liquorice
and Seville oranges. Some fruit tea. Nice balance, since the fruit remains
juicy enough to keep it delicious. Mostly the raisins and apricots shine
through. The spices are cinnamon and cloves. The mint from the nose returns on
the palate as well. Very nice!
Surprisingly long finish
on oak and mildly bitter oranges.