Nose: Very fruity and thick. Rich notes of lemon, nectarine and apple. Spices.
Palate: Fresh and balanced, vanilla. Boiled sweets, very creamy, tiramisu, toffee.
Finish: Quite long, gentle, malty and very fruity.
People like me who could buy this as a staple for a low price a number of years ago just didn't know what we had. This was a smooth, mellow, flavorful whisky with lovely honey and floral notes and a reasonable mouth feel and finish, given its place in the market. It was a true entry level premium product. The 15 was even better.
8th February 2013