Appearance – Mid Gold in colour, beads up on the glass, slow running thin legs.
Nose – Bit of an ABV slap, BBQ meat, Sweet smoke, Very slightly medicinal, Icing sugar, Damp leaves, Sultanas, Black currant jam, Blanket warmth smell.
Palate – Tropical and stoned fruits, Very warming, Fruit cocktail syrupy, Sweet smoke with the fruit, Red toffee apple, Slight Germoline, Citrusy Lemonade ice lolly.
Finish – Medium length, Ashy, BBQ sauce, Vanilla custard and Red berry pie, Dunnage, Slightly earthy.
My thoughts – The nose and palate were both a little underwhelming, I suspect it’s one of these uptight whiskies, that need air and some time, then become fantastic.
Would I buy a bottle? – Yes, at the right price.
Thanks to – The Blind Tasting Consortium (Twitter).
Picture credit – WhiskyAuctioneer.com