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This was distilled Sept 1997 and bottled Feb 2013 - Cask #10363.
Nose: Subtle and slightly floral. Caramel & orchard fruit with the slightest hint of woodsmoke lingering in the background
Palate: First up are pear, honey and vanilla, followed by barley & slight citrus note. Plenty of the flavor of the original spirit still in here.
Finish: Medium long - Bourbon & heather, more spicy than the palate, but lacking body and surprisingly not as sweet as I anticipated.
Can't say I was impressed. It's a nice enough Scotch - combines the Bourbon flavors well with the barley/honey/fruit, but ultimately it just lacks any real discerning character to make it interesting enough in my book.