Both need some time in the already opened bottle until they show their full potential. In the glass too.
Cold smoke, greasy, yellow and red fruits, a breeze of salt.
I am thinking of ripe apricots, strawberries, salt biscuits, freshly cut ginger, leather, cold smoked meat.
Intense, oily texture. Fills the whole mouth. Then fruits, a little vanilla, salt, very similar to the nose.
Long, intense. Between the fruits, the salt and the leather comes a bit of bitterness, which also fits well, reminds me of a red wine matured in a wooden barrel.
Overall, a very successful whisky, although the Port Pipe tastes even better. Looking forward to a direct comparison of the two single Casks from the same house.