Athol. A very sophisticated malt for its age. A lovely fruitiness, with
lingering vanilla and an intense spiciness. Make sure to add a splash of
water as this dram becomes nicely round and mellow.
I thank Kirsch Whisky Import for the sample!
Creamy on the nose with vanilla and toffee, followed by a filigree
fruitiness of peaches and apricots. Hints of honey and a whiff of fine
oak in the back.
Less sweet on the palate as the nose suggests. Vanilla and notes of
peach, complemented by a very intensive spiciness of black pepper, oak
and crystallised ginger, mixed with a touch of cinnamon. Very warming
indeed in which the warmth significantly enhances with the second sip.
The finish is long, warming but only slightly spicy with acacia honey, sticky fruit, ginger and dry oak on the tail.
WITH WATER: By adding some water, there's more fruit coming through
with peaches and apricots - the oaky spiciness, however, increases as
well. Creamy and lovely sweet on the palates with vanilla, toffee and a
nice fruitiness of peaches and apricots. The warming spiciness is
significantly tamed. The finish is quite short with creamy honey, peach
jam and a whiff of spiced oak on the tail.