should have reviewed this around the actual anniversary (7th of
November) for the coming down of the wall. Due to various circumstances, my
consumption was severely thwarted though. Anyhow, the Reunion dram is a nicely
complex whisky with sentimental value attached to it. The touch of sour oak
hints to Glenfarclas, but it is hard to tell and ultimately irrelevant.
virgin oak and rather sweet. Smells very Bourbony at first. After a while there
is herbal liqueur and sherry. Dried fruit, especially apricots and figs. Nice
interplay between Bourbon and sherry wood.
body. Muscovado sugar, pine sap, tons of vanilla and caramel. Sour oak with a
drying touch in the end. Espresso or dark cocoa in the end.
Very warming, sickly sweet followed by mild oak sourness and grape juice.