Glass: Classic Malt
Rich gold, light amber
Surprisingly aromatic with what I can only describe
as floral perfumed wood, which increases in intensity as the
minutes in the glass pass. This eventually leads to slightly
malty nuts with some (unidentifiable to me) underlying fruit.
doesn't quite live up to the nose as it does have
some dry nuts, but it is noticeably thin or watery and expands
into hints of dried grasses and eventually turns a little oily
and floral, with an emphasis on the floral.
Well, I normally quite like lighter and more floral whiskies,
but somehow this one more or less exactly failed to please the palate.
Perhaps it's the 40%, perhaps it wasn't the best cask in the
warehouse, who knows? It just left me slightly disappointed.
wait a moment, let's look at price, this was a mere 17 for an
18y single malt and it is drinkable, just not a classic, but
worlds better than some I tried this year! If all else
fails; Hot Toddy anyone?