It has a sweet punch and some will love this overtly oaky style. I'm not wholly convinced about what it's done to the overall balance.
1988 21 Years Old
Standard (Distillery or blended)
Nose: Touches of rancio, but dominated by burnt pastry, demerara sugar, caramelised fruit sugars, barley sugar and oak. With water some green fence posts, wheat, and creme brulee.
Palate: Butterscotch and pine/oaky grip. Rich and certainly sweet but the feeling is it\ris all oak driven.
Finish: Orange blossom and cereal. Oak.
Comment: It has a sweet punch and some will love this overtly oaky style. I'm not wholly convinced about what it's done to the overall balance.
Nose: Fragrant. Gingerbread. Orange peel. Christmas spices. Marmalade. On time more citrus; candied tangerine. Orange blossom. Orange curd.
Palate: Smooth and caressing. Venetian velvet. The same Christmas flavours as on the nose. Gingerbread and a hint of milk chocolate.
Finish: Drier. Ginger, liquorice.
Comment: Perfect for a Christmas Eve after dinner dram. With a minced pie of course.\rWater is not recommended.
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