T: Whatever the abv [in the 40’s i’d imagine], this is bold stuff. On the palate it’s a touch metallic, smoky, sooty and slick throughout with dry & old sherried oak, softened & weathered by years of bottle/ceramic flagon ageing. It continues with granite notes, [dry-sherried] shoe polish and deep-oaked herbal, all sublimely immersed with an incredible amount of sustained endurance. It stays out to play well after the sun has set, eventually softening & fading to the finish. There’s a sublime & elastic, oak-sherry-dry mouthfeel to boot.
F: More complexities on oaked, honeyed chocolate, stewed tea,..… There’s a long outro with a final flickering of dry heather-honey, vanilla [nothing like today’s ethyl vanillate], maple syrup and heavy oak tannins.
C: However good that Overholt was [and it was: Blog], this tops it by several degrees. Definitely the best whisky i’ve encountered ever - so far. Further reading: WF / Blog.
Scores an A+[+] - off the chart!