Knockando 12 Year (Scottish Speyside Single Malt Whisky: 12 Years Old: 43% ABV)

Visual: very lightly oaked colour.

Viscosity: Intermittent slow thick trails. Comparatively few.

Nose: Light marshmallow, some grain and understated alcohol. Sugar dusting and vanilla. Toffee syrup, lemon and sugar. Becomes a much more standard nose with water which is a pity, a more full bodied warming syrupyness with a hint of citrus lime.

Body: Fluffy and sugary sweet, sugar dusting on sponge cake with cream filling. Vanilla. Slight perfumed elements.

Finish: burnt wood, but still a dusting of sugar. Aniseed. Water adds a long bitter wood feel.

Conclusion: An amazingly light sprightly sweet whisky. Marshmallow in taste and feel.

Refreshingly different but looses a lot of its unique elements with water.

Its uniqueness is to be appreciated and I would image goes well with sweet pastries.

Great for the lighter side of whisky, if not suited to complex depths – the bubblegum pop of whisky, but better than that suggests.