Citrus Burst (Linkwood) – 1997/16yo – 46%
Colour: Delicate straw.
Nose: Gentle giant, delicate yet strong. Beefy and malty in one go. Late summer evening in a field.
Palate: Instantly spicy on your palate although draws back before it’s too much. Fairly oily. Some citrus.
Finish: Quite a long warming finish packed full of flavour with gentle, sweet oak notes at the end.
Thoughts: What a great Speyside dram, just what you’d hope, although maybe too spicy to actually call it smooth. 84.
Available: The Whisky Barrel for £69.12.