Save this one for when the year turns colder, will warm the cockles for sure.
Viking Pride, 18 Years Old
Islands (Non Islay)
Standard (Distillery or blended)
Nose: A soft and gentle starter this one, fresh baking aromas, ginger-laden dough, vanilla sugar and butter. Layers of buttered pastry, strawberry jam and fresh ginger.
Palate: Starts to be less gentle and moves to a more robust flavouring, stewed figs, medjool dates with walnuts. Barbeque roasted red chilli. A little meaty edge, roast pork.
Finish: Full on and rich, figs and vanilla custard with a zip of candied lemon peel at the end.
Comment: Save this one for when the year turns colder, will warm the cockles for sure.
Nose: Another shy one. After time there’s orange zest, soft madeira cake, and fruity Cognac as well.
Palate: Orange drizzle cake and more intensely fruity Cognac. Caramelised brown sugar, nuts, sultanas and raisins. Tingly baking spices of cinnamon, nutmeg and clove. Lotus Biscoff biscuits too.
Finish: A glass of Cognac tipped over a well-lit Christmas pudding.
Comment: One to sit back and savour.
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