A playful whisky for one of such maturity. Starting very sweetly, but reluctant to reveal its secrets. Give it time to reveal its complexity.
1965 Vintage Reserve
No age statement
Standard (Distillery or blended)
Nose: Light, fresh, almond-blossom. Hard butterscotch. Nutty. A hint of grassy peatiness.
Palate: Slowly reveals white chocolate flavours. Fondant-like, peppermint. Then spicy, herbal notes.
Finish: Restrained. Lightly gingery. Warming.
Comment: A playful whisky for one of such maturity. Starting very sweetly, but reluctant to reveal its secrets. Give it time to reveal its complexity.
Nose: Intense, perfumed almost sharp nose with lemon zest, fresh flowers, cereal/Shredded Wheat, light vanilla, pine forest/resin and a touch of candlewax.
Palate: Light and quite acidic. There's some vanilla mid-palate but overall crisp, penetrating and zesty.
Finish: The lemon notes stay with it all the way.
Comment: Vibrant but not quite balanced between the sharp citrus notes, wood and fruit.
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