Speyside, Islay, Island, Lowland and Highland.
Pale clear amber, with moderate beading.
Surprisingly mild in feel and the overall aroma is tightly integrated with spicy-sweet and fruity autumnal forests. It slowly reveals more herbal notes, with minty toffee and hints of pastry.
Rich and rounded.
A balance of sweetness, acidity and tannic dryness. Nuts and spice lead and are closely followed by the sweetness of barley sugar. A nutty sugared flavour reappear only to disappear amid more citrus, tempered by toffee and finally a fruity dark chocolate.
Of medium-length with warming spice and a thin layer of sharp fruit.
Age: No age statement
Strength: 57.3% ABV
Place of Origin: Twenty-eight operating single malt distilleries owned by Diageo
Region: Speyside, Islay, Island, Lowland and Highland
A balance of sweetness, acidity and tannic dryness. Nuts and spice lead, with hazelnuts and almonds joined by bitter walnuts and hot cinnamon. Sweetness builds behind, with candy, barley sugar and sharp candied lemons. The almonds reappears, now sugared, only to disappear amid more citrus, tempered by toffee and fudge spiced with cinnamon, and finally by fruity dark chocolate. Water cools; the smooth sweetness and spice rise, bringing a refreshing bitter note; cream, apple sauce and milk chocolate laced with oak, clove and dark chocolate.
Surprisingly mild in feel. The overall aroma is tightly integrated: spicy-sweet and fruity, combining spiky green leaves and dog roses with autumnal forests, toffee and rich vanilla sauce. The greenness comes to dominate, although the sour notes are tempered by sweet brown butter and a slice of candied fruit. Time reveals more herbal notes, with minty toffee and hints of pastry. Water opens all this up, drying and introducing Speyside notes of the sweetshop, with candy and dried apple rings joined by floral touches.
Of medium-length, with buttery pastry, warming spice and a thin layer of sharp fruit; a fresh apple pie ready for the oven. The fruit lingers as apple skin, joined by crisp pear.