The alcohol and wood are well mastered and integrated.
The Family Casks
Release IX, 1995, 16 Years Old
Standard (Distillery or blended)
Nose: Warm plum duff, raisins, flour and breadcrumbs. A floral note, lillies and\rdaffodils. A winey edge, sherry must.
Palate: Builds from the nose. Sweet plump raisins doused in sherry. Dark honey\rand Christmas spices, then the oak grips in too.
Finish: Short, dried and sherried.
Comment: The alcohol and wood are well mastered and integrated.
Nose: A blast of burnt sugar, with resinous notes, dried figs, some dried ginger\rand a wisp of musty corks.
Palate: Woody on the first sip, with emerging notes of clove, aromatic liquorice, juicy\rraisin and malt extract.
Finish: Dry, spicy with a touch of toasted rye bread and rare steak.
Comment: Staying just on the right side of the wood, this has plenty of sizzle left in it,\rwith some rather nice dry spiced notes.
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