21 Years Old

ABV 43%
REVIEWED Issue 172
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Expression: 21 Years Old
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 21 years old
ABV: 43%
Country/Region: Scotland / Highland
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Tasting notes
Taster   Christopher Coates
Nose: Elegant and perfumed. Maple syrup and tarte tatin, sultana and a little cardamom. Polished oak furniture. The oak spice beautifully balances the stewed orchard fruits and caramel.
Palate: Silky, with lots of that stewed fruit up front, before pleasant umami. Chestnut mushroom and salted cashew. Then really chewy caramels.
Finish: This is long and gently drying.
Comment: The definition of a refined after-dinner dram.
Taster   Rob Allanson
Nose: Very gentle and doesn’t give much at first. Then milk chocolate meringues with fresh raspberry sauce. The sweetness grows with time, as does a floral, perfumed edge.
Palate: As gentle as the nose, and again that sweetness grows. There’s a little chilli prickle but this is overwhelmed by the floral notes. Rhubarb and custard cream boiled sweets.
Finish: Gentle and takes its time to dissipate.
Comment: Well worth sitting back and enjoying. Give it a little time in the glass.
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