A nice older malt that has some beautiful notes, but comes across as a little tired. It’s really nice, but for $1250...well, you can do better let’s say. You feel the low abv across the board here.
I really struggle to give this a 90, but old malts like this really have something younger ones just can’t, even if it’s a bit tired. So a 90 then.
Old furniture, candle wax, a bit of glue, lacquer, orange oil and some stewed rhubarb, old berries and sea salt. Nice nose if not a little subtle.
Melted candles, honeycomb, old wood, lacquer. Comes across watery with very little power even for 43%. Im not a proof whore, honestly! Smart to have this the first malt of the night or the score would be lower.
Paraffin, bakers chocolate, black tea, old berries. Oak is unsurprisingly the loudest here. Very nice, not complex.