A huge leap in quality from the old 10 Years Old.
12 Years Old
Standard (Distillery or blended)
Nose: Mealy with some sweet grassiness. Apple purée, wet fern and a floral character (lilac). Some toasty oak below. Good creamy sweetness.
Palate: Intense and focused with real lemon tartness to start. Mellows into clotted cream, tangerine and a crisp oak giving balancing grip.
Finish: Surprisingly dry.
Comment: A huge leap in quality from the old 10 Years Old.
Nose: Refreshing, fragrant. Fruit cake, crystallised violets. Candyfloss. Liquorice toffee. Very confectionery-like.
Palate: Very much in tune with the nose. Smooth, round and fresh. With water, malt extract.
Finish: Carrying on the same aromatic path. Minty and aniseed lozenges. Oat in the back.
Comment: A very linear aromatic display. No surprise. Just pleasant.
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