Eye / nose Old gold. Is that beeswax in the nose? At least I ALSO think that's pretty good. Herbal notes follow. Sweet curry powder, thyme, so in the way. Caramelized, fresh apple slices and roasted almonds I mean after some time to perceive. Hopefully this great fragrance will reappear in the taste. A hint of cinnamon and orange peel can also be discovered. Very nicely done. The baseline of the flavors is sweetish and vinous. No earthy muff, nothing metallic. palate The Malt pampers the palate with its soft, almost creamy consistency. Warm and rather kräutrig, so the first impression. Amazing that so many Laddies this soft, full mouth feeling is characterized. Greetings from the 'Slow Trickle Distillation'. The alcohol is present, as it is for a malt but never disturbing. More than a quarter of a century barrel maturity and a natural alcohol content of now ideal 46.9% ABV carry a lot of flavor but no really disturbing, wild influences more. Sweet vanilla notes reveal the used bourbon notes. Then I associate various southern dried fruits such as prunes, dates and (soaked) raisins. Clear Sherrynoten. PX vines, I would imagine. Port could be there as well. In between, individual herbs flicker again and again. Very nice the already mentioned thyme, basil and uMajoran. In each case only briefly and fleetingly. A malt that deserves concentration and needs. From the pure taste profile he could make quite a fulminant medicine. A nice cough syrup maybe. However, it is to be feared that then a run on the pharmacies go off. Finish / Conclusion Long finish, the Laddie typical grain and pastry notes are found. Sulfur absolute nil. Pleasant sweetness. No honey, more caramel and molasses Demarara sugar. Associations of almonds, nuts and tobacco leaves contribute to the wood. Something Hubba Bubba fruit I take - smirking - also true. Exciting drum selection. You can clearly see in the aftermath that the oak with the years more and more sets the tone, which, however, as a downside also means that on the one hand first beginnings of a fine bitterness are recorded, the earlier, younger BAs so for my taste did not have and on the other hand invigorating fruit notes, unfortunately, somewhat in the background. A delicious, pleasing malt. Maybe a little too polished. What I miss altogether in taste and finish is just that fresh fruit, which was so beautifully hinted in the nose. Unfortunately, I do not have all the BAs open for comparison, but 2.1 and 4.1, both have a more fruity effect on me. The 4.1 is initially very closed and requires an extraordinary amount of attention before it shines, a true solitaire. The 2.1, however, presents itself 'edgier', unusual, less pleasing - but also a little less arbitrary, which makes it even more exciting for the connoisseur. The BA6 is undoubtedly very complex. Whether you need it in this form is up to you. Although I like complexity very much, I also love straight lines in whisky, which can be developed over the decades by the supposedly simple refill Bourbon Cask. Luckily, everything was a matter of taste!
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