'Can't Fail To Impress'
N: very intense nose, hard to separate the flavours but overall it's powerful and vibrant - spicy, woody, oily and lighty smoked. Despite the bottle being open for about two years, incredibly this whisky is still cooking and bursting with life.
T: This is going to look like odd tasting notes but sometimes whisky tasting experiences go like this: oily, wood, oily, ooh, wood, ooh, spice, oil, wood, hmm, spirit, spice, yum, hmm, wood, ooh, oily, oh yeah, hmm, spirit, wood, hmm, smoke, a touch of salt and herbal, oily, wood, spice… and on and on and on it goes. Wonderful maturation balance.
F: not sure where the palette ends and the finish starts if you know what i mean. Anyway, like an impressive fireworks display the formidable and long main event ultimately fizzles out with some oily charred herbals and a faint old chewing gum sweetness. You feel like its given everything it can.
C: it's superb and sublime in places. Its so intense and impressively integrated within itself with an arrival which never stops moving around that it can't fail to impress.
Scores an A