I'd want more for a 21Year Old. Disappointing.
1989 21 Years Old
Standard (Distillery or blended)
Nose: Light and chalky with touches of light char and just-opening green leaves, cooked pear, parma violet. A hint of sulphury depth, but somewhat elusive.
Palate: Better and a little firmer. Mossy with hints of jasmine, a little apple. The spirit's doing all the work, the cask is virtually inert.
Finish: Shows hints of promise, light smoke.
Comment: I'd want more for a 21Year Old. Disappointing.
Nose: Malty and fruity. Cereal bowl. Cooked pears. Tinned peaches. Lemonade. Opening on pastry notes. Shortcake. Hint of freshly squeezed orange. Refined and complex.
Palate: Crisp at first. A crunchy feel like taffeta. On time, rounds up. Fruit cooked in a honey syrup. With water, aniseed and candied angelica.
Finish: Smooth. Soft spices.
Comment: A characterful whisky. Fully matured, with a good balance of complexity and straightforwardness.
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