best drunk with a cube of ice (I know, I know) when the sun shines or neat on a
chilly autumn night.
The nose is
honeysweet as is to be expected from a single grain. Loads of vanilla and lemon
zest. Toffee and some coconut, but also a basket full of almonds. A bit
spicy. I would say rye bread. Warm custard.
It is wonderfully
creamy on the palate with a wonderful spiciness that warms the mouth. Then the
tastes arrive that I have just discovered as aromas on the nose. Vanilla
custard and coconut (make that coconut milk) return. It reminds me of the
better bourbon, in fact. Especially the spices.
On the (somewhat
short) finish, the lemon zest returns, followed by the almond. But those
spices! Those speak the longest.