|Keith Wood||Glass: Classic Malt
- Colour: 9 carat gold
- Nose: Initially malty, creamy, freshly cut grass. After a few minutes this opens to include the slightest hints of peat which sit well with the creaminess to almost make a faintly peaty ice cream with a slight fruitiness in the background. After about 15 minutes the fruitiness is becoming almost mandarine. After 40 minutes there's a lingering sweetness with a hint of bonfire embers. After an hour in the glass this has changed totally and now reminds me of a lazy morning in the sauna. Those scorched rocks, splashed with water to give a hot smoky effect, along with the toasted pine of the sauna cabin are all present. No real peat now, just that smoky wood and something quite floral in the background.
- Palate: Deliciously luxurious cream which soon opens to include spicy (tingling) sweet popcorn and a hint of coconut-coated liquorice and even a hint of candy floss.
- With 4 drops of water: The nose is slightly more aromatic and the palate even more luxurious, creamy, rich and just .... exquisite.
- Finish: Very long, almost never-ending with the drops of water. Sweet, light butterscotch.
- Overall Impression: Exquisite. Well worth the time. |