Colour: Deep Copper
Comments: This is a good start, and the notes you get on the nose are present on the palate. This is quite citrusy and does not leave much space for other flavours, but it’s an easy-drinking dram nonetheless.
At first, the nose starts with strong lemon curd notes, almost lemon meringue pie, with some vanilla. The nose is subtle, with faint green apple, toffee and a slight touch of solvent in the background. After some time the solvent leaves place to white wine, a more patience gives you pastry butter notes.
The arrival is silky, on citrus and pepper. Grapefruit and green apple strengthen the citrus notes, and these are joined by cracked coffee beans. Sandalwood and wood varnish provide woody flavours in a second phase without masking the initial notes. The mouthfeel is good for a 43% abv dram, it has enough texture.
The finish leaves you with citrus and pepper notes with a gentle warmth on the tongue for a good moment.