STRONACHIE - 12 Year OldHighland Malt Whisky
Appearance: Bright. Full gold with orange flecks. Tawny tones. Viscous and syrupy holding on to the side of the glass. Defined tears which dissipate fairly slowly.
Nose: Initial whiffs of sour dough elapse to form a back bone of spiced fruit flavours. Apples and raisins. Perhaps some pear drops. Pronounced and quite sweet with the addition of water.
Palate: Firm and well rounded. Medium to full bodied with good depth of flavour. Spicy and invigorating. Spiced fruit cake with an abundance of raisins. Cinnamon and cloves. Sweet woody notes and prominent peat smoke evolve in the mouth to leave a drying aftertaste.