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Nose: Very intense - sweet and floral. Butterscotch and creamy caramel. A bit of citrus and parma violets lurking around. Sharpens slightly over time.
Palate: More of the same although Parma Violets and a floral edge are much more prominent. The sweet caramel takes a back seat but is still there. Slightly more bitter than the nose would suggest. Also, a thinner mouthfeel than I'd expect for a 18yo malt. The bitterness does disappear after it has been in the glass for some time, allowing the sweeter caramel edge through.
Finish: Sweet and lingering. Gradually fades to bitterness.
This has an excellent nose, but slightly disappointing palate, (let it breathe). However, the finish redeems it somewhat. I prefer this over the Three Wood, (which was far too sweet for my palate) in that it is just a little more restrained.