[February, 2018] Somehow I have to do a more detailed review of this bottling as I do not remember its taste at all. Is this good or bad? We will see... This dram is from another bottle that was filled on December 12th, 2012.
The colour is burnished and the texture shows a fat sticky ring that builds tears with medium fast legs. The nose is somewhat unbalanced with a spike on the sweet-sour port wine aromas but not much malt influence. It reads a little immature I would say. It is okay but nothing I really like to nose. The whisky arrives warming but not coating on the palate and has significant dry-adstringent moments that I do not like (tannins, cold metals and ashes). The taste is just two-dimensional on sour-sweet port wine flavours with some bitter wooden notes. Okayish but not my style. The finish is of medium length and sweeter than the taste but it shows more of the drying and bitter moments. Water smoothes the dram and reduces the bitterness somewhat while increasing the dryness and adstringent feelings. Not sure what is better.
Yes, this dram is drinkable, of course - but why should I?