The ‘original’ sets a high standard for Highland whisky, and has gone from strength to strength since its slightly controversial packaging redesign a few years ago. Medium-bodied and gently warming, with pleasant spicy notes.
NOSE: Soft, clean and refreshing: lemon sherbert and apricots, with honeyed fruit and a touch of toffee and vanilla. Gentle and satisfying.
PALATE: A little weightier on the palate, with honey and malt, banana bread and subtle sweet spices. Clean and well balanced.
FINISH: The honeyed fruit fades softly, and the finish is whistle-clean.
COMMENT: A textbook whisky, this – well made, beautifully balanced, delicate but still flavour some.