Surprising. Seems subdued at first, then shines through when oxygenated.
Very Special, 12 Years Old
No age statement
Standard (Distillery or blended)
Nose: Restrained at first. Creamy and fruity. Stewed apricots in vanilla and spices. Milk chocolate. Slowly reveals its complexity.
Palate: Round, unctuous at start, then becoming sherbety, somewhat fizzy. Lots of dried fruit. Liquorice. A kentuckied cognac?
Finish: Long, drying, spicy (coriander, ginger) with a slight astringence. Touch of passion fruit.
Comment: Surprising. Seems subdued at first, then shines through when oxygenated.
Nose: Soft and very gentle. Peanut brittle, sloe berry. Orange Pekoe tea, privet blossom, dry spices, caramelised orange. Subtle and balanced.
Palate: A slow soft start. Sweet tobacco. Ripe black fruits. Orange peel. Long and generous.
Finish: Long and sweet.
Comment: The softest and least in-yer-face. Just a slow steady flow of flavour. Recommended.
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