Appearance – Slightly damp straw in colour, very viscous on the glass, with slow thick legs.
Nose – Menthol freshness up front, a flurry of sweet pineapple, then heavier notes of black cherries, tobacco leaf, dunnage, and old style shoe polish take over , savoury pastry, and pie crust linger in the background.
Palate – Very floral and perfumed with Parma violets initially, icing sugar, white pepper, white grapes, mead, honey, hay and cereal develop.
Finish – Long in length, peppery, and chilli spices, oak, surprisingly spicy, sweet lemon, and oil?
My thoughts – I really enjoyed this whisky, it develops so nicely, starts and finishes like two different whiskies.
Would I buy a bottle? – Yes, but being a 20 yr old it doesn’t come cheap.
Picture credit – The Whisky Exchange.