T: Tastes just like it smells with the goats cheese and egg whites intact - that’s the age talking I’m sure. Unusual oak character with a very soft, savoury, salty, herbal, sugar-water development - i mean sugar cane, so it’s actually rum like. Rum casks, anyone?
F: Astonishingly it grows a tad with a little pepperiness. Maybe thats why they dropped the abv so low,.. or is this cask strength? Who actually knows?. Murky underworld notes - i feel like I’m licking the insides of a copper still. Also i’m getting dry, toasted heathers, a hint of jam, more herbal ‘magic’ [more schooling needed for me as ever], dry-toasted vanilla pods and that pot-still [Irish] character. Concludes with a waxy, malty mouthfeel and a surprisingly long and emanating finish despite the dryness.
C: Never tried anything quite like it. Super soft with the low abv letting it down some considering the softness of the casks, but the character and form is never lacking, Like Ralfy, I’m a fan.
Scores a C+