A lovely example of Speyside Scotch Single Malt.
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Nose: Heather at first, and then the smell of freshly rolled parchment. Some elements of tweed or woollen jumpers on a damp spring morning.
Palate: There is a note here which nods in the direction of a distillery close to the river Spey, but the sweetness and heather this delivers means it could be from any number of high class Speyside distilleries.
Finish: A slight bitter note but the winner is warm shortbread.
Comment: A lovely example of Speyside Scotch Single Malt.
Nose: Generously proportioned with mashed banana, toffee, crunchy honeycomb, apricot and fig. An almost Manzanilla-like oxidised fruit note along with a light herbal note.
Palate: Full and generous. Less complex than the nose due to the voluptuous toffeed oak, but some tart citrus balances and hints of barley, banana and apricot come through.
Finish: Long, crisp, austere and almost grainy or Irish pot still-like. Interesting!
Comment: A pretty entertaining dram. I certainly wasn’t expecting that finish!
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