A Cragganmore 12.
I savoured this whisky for a long time and then had another.
A lovely golden colour with no more than a medium body. I swished it about to release the aromas.
On the nose it was not overpowering - more fruits than flowers with orangey and lemony notes. Delicate. I was definitely thinking of being in the countryside on a summer's day sipping this as an aperitif.
A bit more muscle on the palate - a splash of pepper, a kick of sweetness and then the fruitiness returns. Some complex floral notes, and just possibly a hint of nuts, maybe roasted almonds and a touch of the cask.
At 40% it does not beat you into submission, but gently caresses you towards the bottle for a second helping - you just have to have two!
This bottle is going down fast!