Color: Bright deep gold, wildflower honey color with quick forming but pretty slow moving legs.
Nose: Slightly sulphury on the nose in the beginning: Cooked mushrooms and lit matches which fade out rather quick after allowing it to air patiently for a couple of minutes... Peach Melba, red plums and strawberry preserve. Fireplace soot, rum soaked raisins and dried figs. Butter, cookie dough and vanilla.
Palate: Rock salt, soot and red pepper flakes. Honeycomb, caramel and bitter lemon. I still can taste some sulphur but it is buried way in the back... Buckskin, ground ginger and toasted oak.
Finish: Medium to long with white pepper, peppermint and white chocolate. Puff of smoke, ground ginger and ground coriander.
Overall: It is lightly textured, silky and creamy... Incredibly easy to drink and pretty good priced for a 18yo whisky. To be completely honest it really didn't change the fact Victoriana and the 15yo being my favorites in Glen Scotia's line-up but that being said I cannot imagine anyone who wouldn't enjoy sipping this whisky at a beautiful evening while watching the sun disappear below the horizon like I am doing right now. It's a crowd pleaser for sure.