Had this one head-2-head with the 46% edition, and I really like this Cask Strength more. Fruitier, full body, strong but with nicely integrated alcohol. And the cigar tobacco at the end makes it all very nice.
Surprisingly good whisky for such a young age!
Pretty fruity! prunes, raisins, and it reminds me of a Grappa or Armagnac. Some glue as well. Herbal, cinnamon. Later on some vanilla comes in, and some rye influences.
Warming, alcohol is very well integrated in the spirit. First it is pretty pungent, later on the influence of the alcohol gets lesser (probably getting used to it). Some sweet tastes, like vanilla, honey, caramel. Rye is coming through, some light red fruits (berries or something), apricots. Intense whisky.
It's getting even stronger now, warming, sweet, honey and vanille. Some notes of wood. Pretty long finish, fruits coming in now: apricots, prunes, raisins, and even some hints of chocolate.
And then, at the end, some real cigar tobacco arrives! After a while it's like I've been chewing on a cigar. And I like it ;-).