P: Creamy and thick, butterscotch, custard, candied ginger, orange zest, clotted cream, a little lychee which is really nice
F: A good lick of spicy oak, orange pith, earl grey tea, drying, medium-short finish
Thoughts: I sampled this twice in store and while it was good, it really doesn’t do it justice. It’s not an instant thrill dram. Time and patience rewards you, very elegant and classy. It’s malty, it’s got character and it tastes quite old. In a tasting setting this is would get overshadowed I think. It really shines on its own. A bit of a bitter drying finish which is quite common in older bourbon matured drams, I find.