N: From what appears to be fully bourbon-matured malty malt, notes include glycerine, beeswax, pine/cedar wood [the brilliant Serge again], hazelnut-y/husky gooey confectionery and ice cream desserts. An hour later we’re talking of Shreddies with a nice varied sweetness and subtle vegetal smoke-peat with some Bovril-like Pan-Asian flavours that exceed all expectation.
T: Initially sweet-sharp, seemingly distillate first, oak second. Travels along a barley-straight road thereafter before softening delightfully and turning more woody > malty and a touch cardboard-y-dry [quibbles really].
F: With a fusty honey dunnage profile, we’ve a better bourbon finish than the Forester [WLP], with an apt fungal > fresh conclusion.
C: Fabulous bourbon-like whisky with a malty heart.