Is this whisky? Old cognac, aged rum, a thick sticky and liquer like quality. I get immediate notes of cherries and other berries, is this Herring liquer and Chambord?
With time it picks up more manuka honey, treacle, stone fruits plums and peaches, a touch of drip coffee, a soft smokiness and woodchips. Tabacco, cigar boxes and a layer of leather.
Classy and dignified, a true elegance coming through the darkness. Its blackberries, brambles and black currant, black cherries. A soft spiciness, a gentle tingle of oak and paprika.
Tannings under control, balanced with manuka honey and tabacco. A gentle smokiness hovers.