Dalaruan
Dalaruan Vintage:

Appearance: Rich Gold

Aroma: Warm fruit salad and Manuka honey with a hint of smoke and spice Taste: Oily with warming sweetness moving to hints of fruits and nuts before moving to a lingering smoky finish.
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Stratheden
Vintage Tasting Notes

Blended Malt Whisky @46%Vol

Appearance: Full gold.

Aroma: A dense, leathery nose to start, then dry fruit-cake, madeira cake (with Maraschino cherries) and tinned pears. After a while a hint of pastry, hard toffee and sweet tobacco. A drop of water introduces pastry made with lard and adds a brown-paper note to faint pears.

Taste: Surprisingly sweet and peppery to taste, at bottled strength, with a trace of salt and a warming, medium-length finish. Lingering heat. Similar profile with water, at reduced levels, but with more fruit.

Comment: Similar in style to the ‘non-vintage’ edition, but with greater complexity.
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Gerston
Vintage Tasting Notes

Blended Malt Whisky @46%Vol

Appearance: Pale amber.

Aroma: A relatively closed nose; clean and fresh, with traces of linen and herbal fabric freshener. Laura Ashley? After a while a light, spicy prickle emerges, topping a fruity/doughy note: apple dumpling, made with suet and dusted with nutmeg. With a drop of water the paper note advances, joined by warm leatherette and a trace of steam.

Taste: Smooth texture, sweet taste and a surprising amount of smoke in the finish – more coal smoke/steam engine than peat smoke. An unusual, antique taste, which holds up well with a drop of water, although the smoky element is reduced.

Comment: Interesting and vaguely ‘old fashioned’, especially without water.
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Auchnagie
Vintage Tasting Notes

Blended Malt Whisky @46%Vol

Appearance: Pale gold. Lemon lights.

Aroma: Sweet malt in the foreground, rapidly followed by fruity notes – tinned pears – with traces of spun honey. The sweet cereal now in the background as sweet biscuit. Water introduces hemp rope and wet cardboard, but still with a fruity top-note.

Taste: Sweet to taste at bottled strength, with considerable spice across the tongue and a warming, medium-length finish. At reduced strength it is less sweet and less spicy, but remains fruity, with a trace of apple sponge and vanilla.

Comment: Pleasantly sweet and spicy, with the ‘hemp rope’ an old fashioned scent.
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