Dark gold / amber.
A full, sweet, rich, balanced and complex whisky with aroma’s of lush sherry, brown sugar, sultanas, rich creamy vanille, malted barley, dried fruits (figs, plums, dates), rum, raisins, sweet tobacco, subtle solventy note, caramel, sweet balsamic, red fruits, bees wax, subtle leather, furniture polish, backed apples, over ripe pears, strawberries, earthy tones (mushrooms?? or wet leaves), old oak, a whiff of faith smoke, floral tones (honeysuckle and dried flowers), toffee, custard pudding and sweet oak.
A soft, round, rich, balanced and lush whisky with aroma’s of sweet sherry, dried fruits (dates, figs, plums and some apricots), candied orange, nuts (macadamia, hazelnuts and slightly bitter walnuts), mango, sultana’s, rum raisins, stewed apples, backed pears, cocoa, subtle mocha, sweet ginger, cinnamon, subtle clove, pepper, balsamic, a hint of Marmite, varnish, leather, cigar tobacco, furniture polish, old books, wax, creamy oak and softly bitter tannins.
A long and creamy finish with aroma’s of creamy oak, new leather, sweet tobacco, a whiff of smoke, chocolate covered hazelnuts, raisins, soft spices and oak.
This is a very lush and lovely whisky, it’s almost feminine in character (if one could say that about a whisky). This dram is opening slowly over time (a drop of water could help you, if you want) and slowly reveals the charming layers of flavours and aroma’s.
This is a truly great whisky that can keep me occupied the whole evening.
let me summarize it in one word: YUM!