A first-class malt, but I would like a little more structure and style.
Archive, 21 Years Old
Standard (Distillery or blended)
Nose: Lively. Fruity. Peaty.
Palate: Light, clean, cereal grain maltiness. Very firm and smooth. Developing toastier, nuttier flavours. Orange oil. Some macaroon-like sweetness, too.
Finish: Sweet grass. Smoky fragrance.
Comment: A first-class malt, but I would like a little more structure and style.
Nose: Lifted and mellow. Good, complex mix of floral, bracken top notes with plenty of spicy oak, malt and sweet fruit.
Palate: A sweet, rounded start with some honey and soft fruit, then it's given a good kick from the oak: tobacco, hazelnut and a whiff of smoke. Good feel. The oak comes to the fore as it develops.
Finish: Maybe just a little woody.
Comment: A powerful spicy malt.
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