A very complex nose at first. Very spicy, with cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger, cloves and a little cardamom. A very Indian, Bomba(y)stic nose. Later on, the brandy, sherry and rum shines through, with the sherry kind of taking over after a few minutes in the glass with cocoa and marzipan showing their heads.
Well, in a strange turn of events, the Indian smell transforms into a Carribean taste. Really, the rum cask takes over the taste very much. Caramelized fruits with brown bread. A creamy, but slightly drying mouthfeel. Some cocoa bitterness coming through at the end.
More rum and sherry, but in a more conventional way. I'd say the finish is the least exotic. Slightly drying, but the bittersweet aftertaste lingers for a very long time.
A journey of a dram that starts in India, takes you to the Carribeans and ends in Scotland, this is a very curious but tasty dram. This batch (7) tastes more rum-like than a previous batch I tasted and to be honest, it works really well. The bigger rum influence actually brings about that more Carribean mouthfeel, adding to the already exotic nature of this whisky.
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