A beautiful dram. But it would have delivered even more if it had been bottled at 43%.
Platinum 18 Years Old
Year of Bottling
Standard (Distillery or blended)
Nose: Intense, complex, elegant. Ripe and dried fruit. Almonds, raisins and apricot. Beeswax. Old leather. A touch of earthy peat.
Palate: Smooth and sweet. Satin-like. Perfect balance with the nose. Oak is melted into fruit.
Finish: Long, spicy with this delightful elegant oak character.
Comment: A beautiful dram. But it would have delivered even more if it had been bottled at 43%.
Nose: Mature and lightly fungal to start. Touches of orange pith and green grass, then hessian and real heathery smoke. Honey and peach.
Palate: A lightly smoky entrance and then the veil lifts to allow apricot, honey and a waxy feel.
Finish: Fades slightly into light smoke.
Comment: Though I miss Gold at this age statement this is a worthy replacement with a little more overt Walker characteristics: smoke and a sherried grip.
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