105.25 Emperor’s Mess, Tormore 2010, First fill bourbon barrel, 56.7%
Nose: Sweet eucalyptus, an almost cooling menthol sensation. Very sharp and spritely first five minutes. Dried herbs like thyme and some faint dry spices like cloves and cardamom. Kaffir lime leaves and perhaps lemon grass. Light roasted coffee beans drenched in syrup.
Palate: More well mannered on the tongue, with intense sweets and again the same citric vegetal notes. Mouth feel is medium and the finish lasts for longer than your average seven year old whisky indicating a decent bourbon cask, although this is a little hard to dissect as the flavors are more tightly connected here compared to the nose. Very hard to drown, can take an ocean of water. It separates the flavors more, bringing out deffinable melon flavored ice cream and sweet after eight chocolate.