Listorama: Uisge beatha
The cardinal flavours of single malt whisky, as found by Dr David Wishart of St Andrews University, reported here:
You might notice that some of those flavours could do with a degree of, um, definition. What does 'body' taste like? And indeed 'medicinal'? That sounds like drinking single malt Listerine.
However, it's a lovely phrase if you run it all together:
Smoky honey body; sweetness medicinal. Tobacco spicy, winey nutty, malty fruity; and flora.
Which reminds me, now would be a good opportunity to plug both the 26 Malts book from last year, and Stuart Delves' forthcoming great brand story on scotch. Raise one for me.