The 57% vol. look like it’s simply ‘100 proof’ but it’s well natural cask strength. Colour: full gold. Nose: it’s funny how this baby reminds of the strongest official 12s that we just had. Styles are similar, with whiffs of wood smoke on top of an honey-glazed apple pie, a bunch of various roasted nuts (rather almonds this time) plus the obligatory marmalade. Simple and straight. With water: a little hay coming out. Mouth (neat): big and all on honeyed raisins, brioche, baklavas and marmalade. Not much else to say, this isn’t really complex but it works pretty well, like a one-cylinder Ducati engine (right, make that Yamaha.) With water: no further changes. Finish: rather long but it remains simple. Honey cake. Comments: very good whisky, but I wouldn’t say there’s much happening in there. Hello? My exact definition of a 80-pointer. So… SGP:551 - 80 points.
|Classification||Single Malt Whisky|
|Bottler||Gordon & MacPhail|
|ABV/ Volume||57.0%/ 70cl|