Starting to get there now. The qualitative jump from 10 to 12 is exactly parallel to that in sherried expressions. I'd buy this one!
12 Years Old, Fine Oak
Standard (Distillery or blended)
Nose: Perfume notes that were not in the younger ones. Marzipan. More complex.
Palate: Expansive fruit, oranges and marmalade: notes more typical of a Macallan.
Finish: Longer and sweeter, much more balanced.
Comment: Starting to get there now. The qualitative jump from 10 to 12 is exactly parallel to that in sherried expressions. I'd buy this one!
Nose: Rounded, some complexity. Fresh malt, hemp rope, burnt grass. Sweetens into toffee, sultana, soft fruits. Hint of smoke, oak and white pepper.
Palate: Mouthfilling. Banana split, milk chocolate and juicy fruits but sufficient crisp oak and malt to balance.
Finish: Medium length. Creamed coconut, popcorn.
Comment: The best balanced of the youngsters. Everything is beginning to fill out. A 'Drink Me' malt!
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