Less instantly explosive than the regular 10. The flavours in the 25 are more tightly combined and take longer to unfold. You pays your money...
1975, 25 Years Old, Cask Strength
Islands (Non Islay)
Standard (Distillery or blended)
Nose: Minerally. A hint of sulphur.
Palate: Quite rich. Nutty, with a suggestion of artichoke. A touch of salt, then a burst of freshly milled pepper.
Finish: Volcanic. Reverberating.
Comment: Less instantly explosive than the regular 10. The flavours in the 25 are more tightly combined and take longer to unfold. You pays your money...
Nose: Robust with plenty of scented smoke (burning heather) balanced by soft Dundee cake/singed orange peel aromas.
Palate: Full and ripe to start, plenty of mellow fruits (sultana, date, fig) then an explosion of dry smoke. A complex mouthful.
Finish: Long, complex, dry peppery heather root
Comment: The distillery character sings out. A muscular, smoky yet rounded malt. Superb.
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