A good sipping dram that's not too demanding but has good weight and a supple body.
Aged 21 Years
Year of Bottling
Islands (Non Islay)
Standard (Distillery or blended)
Nose: Richly oaky with malt, bung cloth and dried fruits. Water brings the fruits to the fore. Very juicy, like semi-dried pears and apricots.
Palate: Soft, managing to be both succulently fruity and slightly wild in nature. Oak, spice and heather.
Finish: Slightly oaky.
Comment: A good sipping dram that's not too demanding but has good weight and a supple body.
Nose: Piney. Cedary. Oaky.
Palate: Nutty. Bittersweet orange marmalade. Sweet lemons.
Finish: A surprising, refreshing acidity. Tangy. Salty. Echoes of the sea.
Comment: The sherry, and the balance of flavours, seem to work better in this version.
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