A well-sculpted malt with a restrained richness and limited complexity. Lovely weight throughout.
1987, 13 Years Old
Standard (Distillery or blended)
Nose: Charming acacia honey and demerara sugar within a floral theme of pansies and violets.
Palate: Initially enclosed and oaky. Pans out to allow a richer, toffee-cream and intensely malty middle.
Finish: Medium length, simple mixture of oak and barley.
Comment: A well-sculpted malt with a restrained richness and limited complexity. Lovely weight throughout.
Nose: Sweetshops. Icing sugar. Liquorice. Very delicate hint of rooty peatiness.
Palate: Silky-smooth. Nougat. Dried apricots. Anis.
Finish: A suggestion of orange. Teasing delicate, gently soothing.
Comment: The flavour metaphors evoke childhood, but this is a very adult, sophisticated malt.
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