Serge Valentin from Whisky fun
Colour: gold. Nose: starts with a distinct OBE (slightly metallic, with
quite some ‘good’ dust, old cupboard…) and an obvious peatiness, with
ashes, coal oven and even a little mint. Rather complex, maybe not very
big. Keeps developing, more on leather and cigar box, roasted nuts and
maybe a little incense. Subtle! Mouth: creamy, oily and herbal attack,
with quite some pepper, fig jam and cough drops. Quite some peat as
well, unusual notes of coriander and maybe just a slight bitterness.
Honeydew, mint, cough syrup. Good body. Finish: rather long, spicier,
but there’s also even more honey and cough syrup. Oomphy. Comments: very
good, old style (and most probably an old bottling). SGP:453 – 86 points.