Water washes out some of the interesting characters. The palate wasn’t as expressive as the nose, but is still pleasant.
18 Years Old
Year of Bottling
Standard (Distillery or blended)
Nose: Bright and floral, with clementines, bergamot, oranges and honeysuckle. Dust in the background. Water brings out something leafy.
Palate: Sea salt-crusted nectarine served with Chantilly cream, washed down with malty beer, before chewing on a stick of charcoal.
Finish: The salt turns into an umami finish.
Comment: Water washes out some of the interesting characters. The palate wasn’t as expressive as the nose, but is still pleasant.
Nose: Parma Violets. Rather floral – sweet jasmine, with fabric softener. Increasingly sweet in fact – fudge, Muscatel wine, balanced by dried tea leaves, and cut grass.
Palate: Not as sweet as the nose suggested, with a nice cereal core. Tinned fruit salad in syrup. Pineapple, grapefruit, apricots. Kiwi fruit and toffee fudge. Salted caramel.
Finish: Long and winey, with hints of marzipan, ground almonds and ginger.
Comment: This offers something a bit different with its refreshing, heavy floral character.
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