Tasting Notes by Serge V. on Whiskyfun.com (October 24, 2011):
Colour: Deep gold.
Nose: A rather unusual nose! Starts on all kinds of liqueurs, both herbal and ‘tropical’, with distinct notes of uberripe mangos, longans and then yellow chartreuse (no, certainly not the green one). Goes on with bananas flambéed, cured ham, Grisons meat, then dates and just faint whiffs of horse sweat and gunpowder. No, no sulphur whatsoever.
Mouth: That’s where it all goes either bad or wrong with old whiskies, and in this case it all goes… perfectly well. Great combination of the same old liqueurs (dates, figs) with some mint, ginger, aniseed liqueur (make that quality pastis) and just a few drops of plum eau-de-vie (with a greenness – or is it marc de Bourgogne?). The whole is really potent and nervous.
Finish: Very long, with a little more ginger and pepper. Some green tea and grape pips in the aftertaste.
Comments: Probably a refill sherry cask. Quality is high in spite – or because – of the unexpected nervousness.
SGP:561 - 90 points.