I bought this bottle before a recent family camping trip. I had hoped to pick up the new Glenfiddich 14yo Rich Oak, as it was likely to go well with the cigars we brought, but this was all the nearby store had. It just so happened to be pouring rain at the time, and I was pressed enough for time that I couldn’t go anywhere else.
Nose: Light, fresh and buttery. Vegetal notes and fresh mown grass all over this one. You’d almost think it was a lowland. Pear, oak and pepper. No mistaking the youth on this one.
Palate: Very fresh. Buttery and sweet with grassy notes. Its like a better Glendullan, but nothing to write home about.
Finish: Barley, light pepper, medium finish.
This is one of those simple reviews that can be summed up with few words: a fine sipper, but a bit plain and a bit young.