Until I tasted this one, which rejuvenated my whisky journey.
"The most richly flavoured of Scotch whisky" (written on the label) as I have tasted so far.Honey glazed ham, dark raisin, then ripen and juicy soft peach, apricot, jackfruit, impressively fruity and I just love the peachy-ness! Used leather, residual sugar from Oloroso, smoked and exhausted woods. With breathing I found sage, milk, figs and waxy ripen orange. Let's not forget the touch of bandage was just lovely. Definitely not for the peat head.
Arrived with sharp sweetness of fudge and sugar, but the whole mouthfeel was smooth and oily rich. EXUBERANT fruitiness from ripen apricot, orange, nectarine and coconut, all decorated with pleasant waxiness. The palate was lightly coated by wax too. Medicinal bitterness along with bandage were evident but never annoying. I was missing the smokiness here, probably overwhelmed by the fruitiness.
Clean and rather quick to my first impression. Dark chocolate bitterness, smoked wood, gingery warmth. The smokiness from ash and burt wood was just elegant and delicate. Menthol cooling. Oh the nectarine and lychee just echoed....