I had a chance to try this excellent 11 year old malt tonight, at a birthday meet-up for my dear brother. The price charged was a tad steep, but I can’t say I was all that disappointed.
Nose: Vanilla. That vegetal note (grassy—mossy, even) that the Singleton of Glendullan imparts, but so much better. Sherry. Soft fruits and almonds. Hints of tobacco.
Palate: Caramel, sherry, almonds and more soft fruits (think apricots, peaches).
Finish: Mostly toasted almonds, vanilla, and a great tobacco ending.
A nice dram that requires a bit of water. At 54.9%, it’s a bit too hot to truly enjoy neat, but with a little water it really opens up. A pleasant dram that is not all too terribly complex, but quite comforting in its simplicity.