Color: Sunlight, golden-yellow. As I swirl, it clings slightly to the glass...
Nose: Very light, fruity: apples, pears. It is there, then gone.
Taste: Smooth. Light. Clean upon the palette. Lasting, but no where near as firm as the 30 year old..
Finish: Pear, apple...more apple. A very slight hint of nuttiness.Mild warmth.
Color: All is the same as what you find neat.
Nose: Lighter...apple still present. Hint of pear.
Taste: More ephemeral. Small warmth....stays, lingers.
Finish: Warmth still there...but you need to wait for it. Warmth is all that is left...apple hints hardly linger.
This is the bottle I bring to share with friends. It is always welcome. Always appreciated. If you have not gotten into Scotch before, this is where you should begin. DM