This sample is in my reserve for months, and each time, I balk at the snack. By telling me that I more want to make discoveries, test single casks, rather than return to a variation of a whisky that I think I know well, even if I like it. It's almost backwards that I start tasting ...
Generous peat, rich, immediately expressive. Tires, rubber, but also creamy and fresh. Oysters ? Juicy lemon on a seafood platter, yes! Grapefruit, an orange zest. The malt that comes with citrus fruits.
With water, the smoke is thick, like a fog falling on a seaside.
Fresh, lively and round at the same time. Very "bourbon cask", with caressing vanilla.
The addition of water makes it vary on the caramel and reveals beautiful fresh fruits.
Elegant and spicy, on citrus fruits.
The addition of water puts the smoke back in the center of the action. The finish is oily, persistent. Beautiful sweet spices and a note of coffee.
Well then ! I thought I was bored by being on conquered ground. What a journey ! A hyper evolutionary whisky. Like what to go back on the classics.
Whisky n ° 1922