|Craig Daniels||Nose: Light machine oil, floral honey, meadow flowers, some sump-oil blackened steel, some petrochemicals & charcoal; both sweet and subtly smokey. The flowers/perfume, honey and charcoal tend to dominate.
Palate: oily, rich, briny/salty and fudgy. Some ginger and some smudgepot; some peat but quite restrained.
Finish: warming with toffee and some drying wood and some metallic bitters. Reprise of smoke. Quite long.
Comments: At least 22 years since I tasted this version last. I bought this one at an auction about two years ago. It was in pristine condition. A much more savoury, richer and more interesting whisky than I was expecting. The mouth feel at 40% is an object lesson for modern distillers. |