CATEGORY: Single malt.
BOTTLER: Distillery Bottling.
STATED AGE: 10 years old.
STRENGTH: 46% Vol.
NOSE: crystal clarity to the sharp, ultra fresh barley. Clean, uncluttered by excessive oak, the apparent lightness is deceptive; the intensity of the malt carries its own impressive weight and the citrus note compliments rather than thins. Enticing;
TASTE: immediately zingy and eye-watering salivating with a fabulous layering of sweet barley. Equally delicate oak chimes in to ensure a lightly spiced balance and a degree of attitude;
FINISH: longer than the early barley freshness would have you expecting, with soft oils ensuring an extended, tapering, malty edge to the gentle, clean oak;
BALANCE: sophisticated, sensual with character and about as puckering elegant as single malt gets…and even thirst-quenching. My God: the guy who put this one together must be a genius, or something