Dry, crisp and mature with more of a contribution from the cask (not OTT though).
18 Years Old
Year of Bottling
Standard (Distillery or blended)
Nose: Darker in colour, some vanilla and a heavy floral note (bluebell). Light oaky notes, orange/lemon and some smoke.
Palate: Rounded and quite sweet to start then begins to dry in the centre. Good weight. Some oak.
Finish: Lightly smoky and herbal (dried thyme).
Comment: Dry, crisp and mature with more of a contribution from the cask (not OTT though).
Nose: Fragrant. Menthol. Markedly vegetal. Vanilla pod. Creamy.
Palate: Firmer. Much bigger. Much more expressive. Sweeter. Leafy sweetness. Spring greens. Crushed almonds. Rooty, cedary.
Finish: Some peaty bitterness. Big. Long, warming.
Comment: The most vegetal and assertive of the three expressions. Lots of contribution from the wood.
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