This is a surprisingly fruity Highland single malt with mature notes of
yellow fruits, nicely balanced with pepper and oak spice. Besides being
powerful due to almost
66% of alcohol, it displays an excellent drinkability benefiting
from a supplementary splash of water. A delicate, enjoyable all-day
dram. Young, bold and gloriously fruity! I thank Caminneci - Wine & Spirit Partner for the sample!
Alcohol at first (surprise, surprise). However, not unpleasant and even
not pungent at all. Behind that ripe yellow fruits arrive - apples and
pears in particular, followed
by pink grapefruit and slightly bitter orange peel. All in all
lovely fruity and mouth-watering with a touch of fresh grass in the
As expected, a strong and powerful start on the palate due to the high
alcohol content. However, the delicate fruitiness shines through right
from the beginning with
juicy pears, apricots, cherries and red currant. This is accompanied
by a pleasant warmth. Notes of honey and vanilla nicely linger with
slightly bitter flavours of pink grapefruit and orange
peel in the back. Very tasty.
The finish is medium long, warm and creamy with a spicy edge of pepper and oak on the tail.
With water: Very fruity and refreshing on the nose
with lychee, strawberries, passion fruit, apricots and pink grapefruit
by adding a splash of water. The alcohol is tamed
significantly with a few more grassy flavours shining through. Also
very fruity start on the palate with lychee and apricots, immediately
followed by an intense spiciness of black pepper and
crisp oak. Creamy notes of acacia honey, toffee and vanilla towards
the finish. The finish is medium long, slightly warm and creamy with
acacia honey and a hint of pepper. Tender dry notes of oak
on the tail.