Jan wrote:Sounds really delicious - both the food and the whisky!
I have only tasted the 17yo and I quite liked it - smooth and tasty. (It was at a party so thats the only impression I remember.)
Was there any great differences between the standard bottlings?
I'm fairly new to whisky, only been drinking it for about 3 years now thanks to my lovely fiancee. I lack the confidence to describe them in any great detail.
The 19yo has spent it's entire life in a Pedro Ximenez Sherry Puncheon and did not have the characteristics of the other 3.
I would say that the all of the OB 10yo, 17yo & 21 yo has smooth long finishes. Not unpleasant aftertastes and neither of them needed any water.
The 10yo in my opinion would be a good dram to introduce to a newcomer to single malts. Nose is citrus like. Light and balanced taste with a good long finish.
The 17yo is lighter in the nose. Lighter in taste and smoother than the 10 again with a long finish but not as long as the 10yo
The 21yo is lighter in the nose again. Get a bit of caramel in this one IMO. Nice long finish.
Looking at the prices of these 3 in the distillery shop, 10yo £23.99, 17yo £35.99 & 21yo £46.99 I personally would say that the 10yo is the best value for money IMO.
My fiancee on the other hand has expensive taste and her favourite was the 21 yo