Good stuff with plenty of rich distillery character. Balance. That's what it is all about.
2001 Single Cask Bottling
No age statement
Year of Bottling
Nose: Robust and cakey: date, prune, cooked fruits, treacle, Dundee cake. Resinous with a little smoke.
Palate: Big and powerful. A balanced mix of (European) oak and rich, sweet spirit.
Finish: Rich and long.
Comment: Good stuff with plenty of rich distillery character. Balance. That's what it is all about.
Nose: Very powerful and seductive. Polished oak. Marzipan. Black chocolate. Candied orange peel.
Palate: Treacle-toffee richness versus burnt-grass peatiness. Big flavours, locked together like boxers punching their way out of a clinch. Long, muscular interplay; one seems to dominate, and then the other.
Finish: Smoky. Oaky. Very spicy.
Comment: In each corner, a fighter rather than a boxer. Not much refinement, but plenty of punch.
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