Strathisla 12 Year Old

StrathislaThis is such a smooth malt to drink that it's easy to miss the complex sophistication.

The nose is fruity, in a light citrus vein, and there's just a suggestion of cloves. The palate is sweet with citrus and tropical fruit, and a peppery note, as if someone has dusted grilled bananas with freshly ground black pepper, and then – watch carefully now – the fruit gracefully retreats, leaving a dry malty aftertaste.

A whisky for quiet contemplation.