Producer's Tasting Notes
Nose: Fragrant. Cedary. Honeyed. Wonderfully rich, fruity strawberry jam nose with mellow pear drops. Some warm, even caramelised sugar. With water less pronounced but still sweet.
Body: Soft, rich, tongue-coating.
Palate: Clean, sweet. Smooth, not cloying. A hint of Seville orange. Intense honey.
Cereal-grain. Drinks very well straight and needs very little water, which introduces a slight saltiness.
Finish: Gently drying. Shortbread. Deep and mellow, with faded lemon-sherbets
Tasting Notes by Dave Broom
Nose: Mature, elegant and complex. Rancio, mulch, toasty wood, hazelnut, mango, black cherry, clootie dumpling, light smoke.
Palate: Fragrant but pretty firm. Needs water to soften the oak and reveal peach, chestnut honey, dried fruit and a hint of smoke. Balanced.
Finish: Cocoa, beech nut. Cognac like.
Comment: A classic from one of Speyside's forgotten greats.
[These notes are reproduced from Whisky Magazine Issue 38]