Glenrothes 12 yo (43%, OB Berry Bros & Rudd, circa 1990).
Colour: yellow gold.
Nose: fresh and clean, light and balanced. Apple juice, flowers (buttercup), nectar, light honey. Very elegant, the light side of Speyside. Develops on cider, bitter orange, pink grapefruit. Gets a little buttery.
Mouth: very nice, fruity attack, with quite a lot of oomph. Apple pie, cooked apricot, tropical fruits. Develops on herbal tea (camomile) and honey, getting quite citrusy after a while (freshly squeezed orange juice). Some caramel, hints of oak.
Finish: a medium long, but very balanced finish, on cooked fruits and oak.