Tasted by Ruben at whiskynotes.be 26 jan 2016
Nose: reminded me of some 1972 Caperdonich, in a slightly less warm way. It shares the combination of fruity notes (apricots, yellow plums), waxy notes, honey and polished oak. A little vanilla and almond cream. This one has a more feisty and meaty profile though, with a little smoke, zesty citrus and ginger. Eucalyptus too. Mouth: very rich and creamy, with a slightly tropical fruitiness. Papaya, tangerine. Also plums and a little vanilla cake. Honey. Then some marmalade, light tobacco and chocolate. Pepper and ginger again, as well as some mentholated notes. Finish: long, quite a bit drier and more leathery, with Seville orange and charred oak.Great whisky. It has some excellent fruity and waxy notes, but in a bulkier, feistier way. An interesting result. Around € 500, a good choice among the more expensive bottles this year.