A lovely aperitif.
10 Years Old
Islands (Non Islay)
Standard (Distillery or blended)
Nose: Oily, lightly piney, earthy, salty, dry.
Palate: Sweetish, soft, malty, oily, slowly developing a slight island dryness and saltiness.
Finish: A little malty sweetness and some saltiness.
Comment: A lovely aperitif.
Nose: Enormously fruity at first; a salad of under and overripe banana, raisin and apple. The malty notes are flat and lifeless by comparison, but offer balance.
Palate: Much more upfront, fresher malt than on the nose with a light, though chewy, oakiness. A spicy dryness offers some pizazz.
Finish: More oak and softer vanilla with a lingering maltiness.
Comment: Still a hit-and-miss dram, though this sample was simple and strictly middle of the road. Very quaffable all the same.
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