Insider knowledge: Avonside 8 Year Old 40% whisky is named whisky by virtue of the fact it's from Scotland. If distilled in America the spelling would be Avonside 8 Year Old 40% whiskey, as opposed to whisky.
The nose is quite light and fruity, there are hints of stone fruits, particularly peach, with a coastal character. The palate is quite smooth and well-rounded with fruit notes, a touch of citrus and a little toffee. The finish is long and gentle.