N: Oaky maple syrup. The oak is peppery but sweet like sweet breads.
T: Add a little water for varnished fruits on arrival. Then, sweet heathery vanilla and lots of delicious oak, but the spirit is more than up to it. Herbal sweet touches throughout with an oily mouthfeel, chocolate herbal caramac notes and a sweet varnish coating.
F: Sweet wood turning bitter before then turning to a sour vanilla Milk Maid, a little more heather and so much chocolate - salivating herbal bourbon caramel chocolate with varnished oak shavings. Long long. Wraps up with a touch of sour alongside the beautifully consolidated sweetness, the wood purring harmoniously.
C: Sweet to bitter to sour with magical added touches - fabulous! Give it time and you’ll be rewarded with more balanced action, a vastly wider palate and fuller body on the finish. Different in style but just as good as those Pappy’s. This is the last dram of this bottle, open two years and has even improved by one degree.Scores an A-