"Definitely Speyside. Elegant interplay between fruit and malt."Martine Nouet 2002, Whisky Magazine, Issue 27
Best enjoyed neat or with a drop of water.
From a valley cut by the River Spey.
Mild, closed. Lightly fruity like greengages and white grapes. With water, fresh and estery, but still relatively closed.
Medium-bodied with a smooth mouthfeel.
Warming. Light sweetness, some acidity.
Dry, medium length. Some chocolate and light coconut in the aftertaste.
Age: 12 years old
Strength: 43% ABV
Place of Origin: Glen Spey
in brief… Smooth, pleasant lighter style Speyside.
in a sentence… Fresh, green nose with wisps of smoke, then light, smooth sweetness balancing to a dry finish.
Mild nose-feel. Closed. Lightly fruity - greengages and white grapes. With water, fresh and estery, but still relatively closed. Green pea-pods. Wisp of smoke - dead fires or charred wood. Very light medicinal note: Elastoplast. Nose reduces considerably with development. Warm wood.
"Tropical fruits and malt on the comparatively delicate nose. Medium-bodied with fresh fruits and vanilla toffee on the palate, becoming steadily nuttier and drier in a gently oaky, mildly smoky finish."
Gavin D Smith, Malt Whisky Yearbook 2015, p.137
"Delicate and floral on the nose, a complex mix of flavours on the palate with orange, citrus fruits, honey, vanilla and cinnamon in the mix."
Dominic Roskrow, Malt Whisky Yearbook 2015, p.137