10 Years Old

ABV 43%
REVIEWED Issue 174
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Expression: 10 Years Old
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: No Age Statement
ABV: 43%
Country/Region: Scotland / Speyside
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Issue 174
Tasting notes
Taster   Phoebe Calver
Nose: Peat smoke and coal bunker minerality, balanced out with a slightly oily hint of old mechanics garage. Light fruit, like peaches and cream, before dry hazelnut enters.
Palate: A brief touch of underripe fruit, then juicy apple and pear. The smokiness is still with us, appearing more as a nod to nutmeg and hot coals. Rich fruit cake that brings with it a little chewiness to it.
Finish: A zing of citrus, a dusting of nutmeg that dries out the finish with the minerality.
Comment: There’s a lot going on but at no point is it overwhelming,
Taster   Christopher Coates
Nose: Coal dust and fermenting tropical fruits. Earthy. Fruity, with slight chalkiness; like orange and lemon boiled sweets dusted with corn starch. Subtle nutmeg, walnut liqueur and hazelnut milk.
Palate: Silky mouthfeel and well integrated. A skewer of apple, pineapple, and white grape charred over coals. More walnut liqueur, hazelnut milk, sultana and quince jelly.
Finish: Gentle tannin, with more of those boiled sweets and charcoal tablets.
Comment: Eating fruit salad in a creaking old house by a coal fire.
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