A round, balanced, lush and fruity whisky with aroma’s of camphor, creamy smoke, coumarin, touch of oak, brine, sea breeze, Mānuka honey, bayleaf, cardboard, fresh wood smoke, licorice, white wine, lemon oil, grass, wet moss, damp cellar, tarry, sort of soapy (in a pleasant way), floral tones, hint of bouquet garni, toffee, mocha, salted caramel, fresh squeezed grape juice and herbal tones.
A well balanced, medicinal, powerful yet restrained whisky with aroma’s of fatty smoke, herbal peat, grass, butter, dandelions, lemon oil, lemon zest, railway sleepers, tar soap, blackcurrants, fresh grapes, cederwood, soft sweet tobacco, star anise, hint of cinnamon, white pepper, licorice root, bayleaf, smoked ham and a damp cupboard.
A medium long and sweet finish with aroma’s of fresh shaved oak, dark honey, Demerara sugar, bouquet garni, butter, vanilla, grass, licorice, creamy and fatty smoke and soft medicinal tones.
Quite a savory and wel balanced dram! It seems to have a bit more mature character which offers a bit more complexity next to the obvious big peaty smokey character. The subtle spices and even the soft tobacco makes me wonder if this expresion has a bit more of some older casks in there. avery interesting an lovely sipping whisky.