I shall try this in a Caipirinha, with a CD of Annie Ross at her peak.
XVII, 17 Years Old
Standard (Distillery or blended)
Nose: A rock pool by the shore.
Palate: Soft, clean, sweet, becoming sandy, salty and spicy. Huge flavour development. Beautifully structured.
Finish: Lemon zest. Fresh limes. Lively. Irrepressible.
Comment: I shall try this in a Caipirinha, with a CD of Annie Ross at her peak.
Nose: Gentle and soft. Sweet oak, flowers, vanilla, nutmeg, dried apple, apricot. Water brings out more toasty notes, hazelnut and milk chocolate.
Palate: Rounded and creamy, with a subtle interplay between vanilla-like oak, macaroon bars, nut and fruit.
Finish: Fresh and crisp.
Comment: What is it about Islay whiskies in their mid-teens? A masterclass in subtlety.
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