Appearance – This whisky is wet straw/lemon in colour, it beads up on the swirl line, and has thin legs.
Nose – That’s another good ABV, there’s a light bbq meat note, a little musty, stoned fruits, peaches and apricots, candied lemon slices, feels lighter flavour wise. There’s also a hand rolling tobacco note, royal icing, and furniture polish. I’m also getting maltiness and quite a bit of oak as time goes by.
#thewhiskeychaps dram 3 nose :- sponge cake , golden syrup . Rum soaked raisins , jam preserves— gordon smith (@gordonsmith63) November 3, 2020
Palate – It’s lovely and fruity, stoned fruits and pineapple, malty and cereal, it has a lovely mouthfeel, and white pepper spice.
Finish – the finish is very long, it’s quite intense and warming, with white pepper, sweet lemon, royal icing, and it’s a little drying.
My thoughts – I thoroughly enjoyed this whisky, it may be reasonably young, and of a higher than usual ABV, but it’s a super drop, that doesn’t taste or nose as high as the ABV is.
Would i buy a bottle? – I certainly would, it has plenty of character in my opinion, and i certainly enjoyed it.
Notes – This whisky is natural coloured and non chill filtered.
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