A pretty phenolic example. Lacks the complexity and harmony of the Adelphi bottling.
25 Years Old
Standard (Distillery or blended)
Nose: Dry, lean and woody. Fairly phenolic. Water shows the wood, but also sugared almond, cigar smoke/cedar.
Palate: Has honeyed sweetness and good weight. The smoke dominates the back palate. Perfumed but dry.
Comment: A pretty phenolic example. Lacks the complexity and harmony of the Adelphi bottling.
Nose: Grass verges overgrown with whin, leaving its curiously fruity, banana and almond aromas.
Palate: Lightly syrupy. Clean. Teasing, gentle, dexterous interplay of sweetness and smokiness.
Finish: Flowery, dryish, restrained.
Comment: Easily drinkable but with a distinct regional character and plenty of flavour. This could become one of my favourite blends.
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