Lots of flavour development, complexity and refinement. Very elegant, but where is the clamour of battle?
Lord of the Isles, 25 Years Old
Year of Bottling
Standard (Distillery or blended)
Nose: Sea air and smokiness - evocative sootiness.
Palate: Silky. The touch of fruitiness, usually reminiscent of lemons, is sweeter, with a momentary suggestion of cherries. The flavours become almondy and walnut-like, then rooty and peppery.
Finish: Long, haughty.
Comment: Lots of flavour development, complexity and refinement. Very elegant, but where is the clamour of battle?
Nose: Gentle and complex: orange/marmalade, sponge cake with pink icing, calfskin leather, angelica and smoke.
Palate: Soft and fragrant, light leathery notes then a smoky bonfire.
Finish: Light medicinal (Savlon/Germolene) then smoke.
Comment: Mellower than you'd expect but beautifully balanced.
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