TASTE: The arrival is sweet, malty and slightly woody. The mid palate is less sweet and moderately spicy with cinnamon, dried ginger and some black and white pepper. Medium rich mouthfeel and viscosity. Water makes it a little sweeter on the palate. (87p)
FINISH: The exit and aftertaste is dry and mildly spicy. (85p)
OVERALL: This whisky was opened over a year ago. During oxidation it has lost some of its initial sweetness on the palate. Total score 87 points (I think I would have scored it 88 or 89 a year ago).