Takes time to open but worth the wait. The complete package and arguably the best.
15 Years Old, Fine Oak
Standard (Distillery or blended)
Nose: Orange peel and ripe melon, mango, vanilla pod. Hot sawdust, coconut/hazelnut, wax polish.
Palate: Honey, nutty oak, cooked orchard fruits (Crème de pêche, black banana). Caramel toffee, oak, bracken, malt, dark chocolate. Superb balance.
Finish: Very complex fruits with a spicy tingle.
Comment: Takes time to open but worth the wait. The complete package and arguably the best.
Nose: Perhaps a touch more vanilla sweetness than the 12 Years Old.
Palate: Altogether 'bigger' in the mouth than its younger stablemates, but slightly more citric and winey.
Finish: Mellow, cooked fruits.
Comment: This is getting difficult, but the 12 Years Old still just edges it for me.
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