Strangely demanding as you try to extract what is there.
Small Batch Reserve
No age statement
Year of Bottling
Standard (Distillery or blended)
Nose: Sappy/fresh wood. Light touches of Shreddies and very light smoke. Cool and porcelain like. Gentle, but also hard to get into.
Palate: Better than the virtual neutrality of the nose. Direct with citrus zest, seashells. Clean with good length which slowly reveals light fleshy fruits, tinned fruit salad. Still light.
Finish: Gentle and short.
Comment: Strangely demanding as you try to extract what is there.
Nose: Perfumy. Floral and herbal. Gillyflower, lemon balm. Enticing and refreshing. Hint of fresh coriander. Then opens on sweeter notes. Vanilla syrup.
Palate: Velvety and round. White fruit, stewed peaches and pears. Lemon curd.
Finish: Medium long, drying on spices with a clean astringency.
Comment: A delicious dram, appetising and well structured. A Bowmore? An unpeated one then.
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