Nose: Quite raw and very close to the grains, with a lot of porridge, oatcakes and various breads as well as a little mead. It’s not often that we’re as close as that to the raw materials when tasting a 17-year-old malt whisky.
Palate: Plain barley sugar and lemon squash, with something eau-de-vie-ish. Touches of vanilla.
Finish: medium long, becoming grassier. Herbal tea, pepper.
Overall: A malt full of clean, clear flavours.