The cask has left a dour print on this whisky. Too grumpy for me.
1988, 21 Years Old
Standard (Distillery or blended)
Nose: Woody. Earthy. Like walking in a forest on a damp and dricht day. A touch of mushroom. Difficult to go behind the wood screen. Touch of dry fruit. Apricot. Gets more lively when aerated. Sour cider apples.
Palate: A very short sweet start then a full blast of bitterness. Wood rules the palate.\rTastes old, too old...
Finish: Crisp, dry, bitter.
Comment: The cask has left a dour print on this whisky. Too grumpy for me.
Nose: Mossy and damp. Like opening a dunnage warehouse. Sharp fruit, like\rpickled apricot and peach.
Palate: Sweetness opens then the wood follows. That spiced peach element finishes off the gentle assault.
Finish: Short and sweet.
Comment: A little bitter and nearly balanced. Still a warming dram.
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