Wish I had a bottle.
Sweet nougat, sherry in the form of candied strawberries and figs, red fruit roll up, vanilla cream, leather, oak is here too keeping it from being too sweet, hazelnut milk chocolate, orange marmalade
Oh boy, wasn’t expecting that level of mouth coating. It envelopes the palate. Oak is now here and a perfect balancing partner to the dark berries and stewed red fruits. Oily and very rounded, wisps of smoke and char spice come and go. The abv is forgotten as this just takes over and makes you forget that some pours have a burn.
In am always astonished at how juicy the finish is on whisky of this age, the oak is here but just the essence and not the tannins, candied orange and dried fig, light spices, a effervescent tingling