This whiskey is surprisingly powerful, all the more because the alcohol percentage is expected to be 43% to 45%. He convinces through his fruitiness and spiciness. There is no trace of bitterness. The final judgment is a thick 87 points, and certainly 88 points if the atmosphere could influence the score.
A beautiful nose that almost reminds you of a well-ripened bourbon. It is very fruity, spicy, and has a generous portion of waxy notes. A difference is that there are also beautiful notes of flowers. The nose evokes the following associations: furniture and (to a lesser extent) old leather in the wax, honey, peach in syrup, apricot, orange peel, violets, and finally vanilla. A nice nose with power, especially for a whiskey that was bottled 88 years ago.
The feeling in the mouth is oily. What is striking is that the taste is slightly rougher than on the nose. I like it personally, especially because the raw edge does not take away the fruitiness. In addition, a beautiful spiciness can be detected. The associations: a workshop with different lubricants, wax and perhaps something of shoe polish. In addition, rye-like notes of juniper, resin, cinnamon and honey. In addition, the fruitiness of dried apricot and peaches, and a light creamy vanilla custard.
The taste stays reasonably long. This is extra nice, because with old whiskeys the taste disappears like a thief in the night. In the aftertaste there is place for spiciness of cinnamon and clove, another light honey test, and especially still dried yellow fruit.