16 year Old Islay, 43% vol
Amber; very old Sauternes
Little nose prickle, and surprisingly low intensity of (straight) aroma. Little
discernable smoke to start. Generally quite closed. Some cognac and cooking chocolate
and an interesting scent of clover flowers.
(dilute) Cover continues when water is added, with some plastic buckets. The smokiness
manifests itself only as light Lapsang Suchong tea.
The primary taste starts sweet (nougat) and finishes darkly smoky (coal smoke).
The flavour immediately gives away the whisky's provenance.