Restrained at first. Slowly unwinding, especially with a dash of water. A nice\rrefreshing aftertaste.
1996, 15 Years Old, Ginger Compote
Year of Bottling
Nose: Malty. Oily. Linseed. A turpentine touch. Opening on lighter notes. Orange\rblossom. Ginger ale.
Palate: Smooth. Sweet. Not very expressive. A citrussy note mingled with cereals. Almond syrup. Pears poached in a vanilla syrup.
Finish: Drying on spices and dried apricot skin. Medium long. Quite pleasant.
Comment: Restrained at first. Slowly unwinding, especially with a dash of water. A nice\rrefreshing aftertaste.
Nose: Some attractive singed edges to start alongside a (not unattractive) hint of vegetable sulphur. As this flies off there's sweet spices and pulpy fruits while a rumble of earthiness beds everything down.
Palate: None of the sulphur is apparent here. Instead there's a mix of fruit syrup,\ralmond, hessian, and solid palate.
Finish: Ripe and lightly gingery.
Comment: Great balance - true to its distillery character but a slightly softer edge\rthan usual.
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