Glad I found this 1997 gem at a great price for what it has to offer. Old school ex -bourbon Single Malt. A perfect summer dram!
Just opened the bottle 30 min ago. Abundant yellow orchard fruits like overripe juicy apples, pears and quince. No sulphur or any off notes but a little shy in the beginning. Yummy!
Creamy, smooth texture, very well integrated alcohol hardly noticeable - just perfect.
Sweet sour balance, complex and refined. Old school bourbon cask scotch.
I expect even more flavour within the next month and additional oxidation time in the bottle.
So smooth again. What a gentleman malt. Mellow and well balanced. Drying finish but never bitter.