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A friend owed me a bottle of scotch, so I chose this one. I was surprised!
Price: Low Tier. Region: Lowlands.
Nose: Exceptional. Sweet waves of caramel, sugar pies, cream - a tsunami passing through a bakery - batter your nose. Out of the bottle and into the glass, slight hints of apple cider and tobacco arise.
Body: Quite soft. Much more viscous side than oily. Smooth on the tongue with little obstruction upon agitation in the mouth.
Taste/Palate: Major: Spicy, sweet Minor: Some salt, some caramel
Finish/Aftertaste: As expected - easy without much smoke. The aftertaste was interesting to me; a distinct dryness and the green stems of summer fruits.
Really good nose, but this raises expectations a bit too much. I Found it difficult to find the reflections of the nose in the actual taste itself. There was some sweetness, some caramel - but it mostly remained undisclosed. For its price, it was surprising though. A good budget single malt.