Just plain odd.
17 Years Old
Standard (Distillery or blended)
Nose: The first whisky I've ever come across which smells like hickory-smoked dry roast peanuts. Pimenton. Dense and oily, but that hickory note is all pervading.
Palate: And it's there on the palate as well alongside a slightly artificial rose note. Splits on the palate, between the slick and the dry.
Finish: The slick wins on the finish.
Comment: Just plain odd.
Nose: Discrete. Rather bland. A medicinal touch (tar cream). Wood varnish.
Palate: Sweet. Peaty, medicinal. Hint of seaweed and iodine. But not as pungent as an Islay malt. A cardboardy note.
Finish: Dry; slightly hot. Spicy.
Comment: A marine character but more whispering than speaking up.
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