SMWSA Cask No. 24.122
Distilled September 1995
US Allocation: 120 Bottles
Early August 2012 Outturn Release
What the SMWSA Says:
The satisfyingly fragrant nose offered dried pear, green apple, fruits in syrup, scented soap, light Pernod, vanilla, caramel and dark chocolate gingers; also hints of smoke (from burning paper). The palate conveyed ample sweetness (amaretti biscuits, honey, bourbon creams) but also some quite ‘grown up’ flavours – cinnamon, clove, star anise, chilli, salt, menthol and gunpowder. The nose was much lighter with water – jasmine, daffodil and floral soap, alongside poached pear, creamy dragon fruit, plantains and tree bark. The reduced palate was sweetly fruity, with pleasant lingering Christmassy spices, carrot cake and Rooibos tea. The distillery lies between Aberlour and Craigellachie.
Drinking tip: A perfectly reasonable alternative to afternoon tea.
What Richard Says:
Nose: Dried fruit, vanilla, fennel seed, cherry, oak, cinnamon, and a mild sulfur note.
Palate: It’s orange zest sweet and light. It kind of reminds me of black tea a bit.
Finish: The finish is mildly woody with helpings of dried straw.
Comments: A very nice and pleasant dram but nothing I would call extraordinary. It’s a fine dram to share in mixed whisky company as it won’t offend anyone but they aren’t going to be dying to know what it is either.
Review sample provided courtesy of the SMWSA and is available to society members through their website or 800.990.1991.