ABV: 40 %
Type: Single Malt
Bottles in collection: 0
Emptied bottles: 2
Nose: This is sweet and fruity. At first there’s apple juice with a layer of lemon sourness surrounding it. Underneath there’s a sweet layer with malt, honey and vanilla. After a few seconds fresh berries start to peek through. A sprinkle of cinnamon and a nice oakiness create a nice mild spicy touch. This is a very approachable and recognizable nose.
Mouth: It starts out with vanilla and sweet liquorice on top of a nice round maltiness. The lemon note arrives first and resides in an outside layer while the apple juice, together with mixed dried fruits and a hint of sulfur, stays in the center. The oakiness and the cinnamon is still creating a nice spicyness. With time butterscotch shows up within the sweet layer.
Finish: A lemon sourness, with the sulfur note as close second, starts off the finish. The cinnamon and oakiness are next and after that the mixed dried fruits and the apple juice come through once again. The oakiness is very nice and it’s got a savory side to it. The oakiness is all by itself in the late finish, but it does a nice job on its own. This is just a classic, well made, run of the mill Speyside whisky. It’s doing a great job of delivering flavour even though it’s a low ABV, fairly cheap single malt.
This whisky is matured for 12 years in ex-sherry (Oloroso) european oak casks and american oak casks before being married in oak marrying tuns for 9 months.