Appearance – Mid Amber in colour, again very viscous, and leaves a ripple effect on the glass.
Nose – N – A huge menthol start on the nose again, cherry, raspberry, red currants, a slight bbq savoury note, bubble bum makes an appearance, slightly drying with less wood.
Palate – Drying, from the wine I guess, very sweet, Icing sugar, cherry lozenges, raspberry ripple ice cream, balanced with wood tannins, tobacco leaves, white grapes, slight dunnage/ earthyness, Cinnamon, and some white pepper spice, loverly.
Nose – Medium in length, quite sweet, slight oak, nothing punchy or spicy, quite elegant tbh.
My thoughts – Personally I have enjoyed this whisky, it’s very well married, and it’s been quite difficult to pinpoint separate flavours because it’s so well put together that the combined flavour dominates, I will also add that it’s a little drying and a little bitter, some notes that others may not be looking for.
Would I buy a bottle? – Yes I would, I do like it, but again that drying and slight bitterness might not be what others are looking for.
Thanks to – @MckWhisky (Twitter).