Willie JJ wrote:You're not the only person that likes Tokaji finishes (especially if you listen to Pete Curry from Springbank). Still there's too much cask influence on the malt for my preference.
I'm surprised you got any peat on the Cognac finish because that was back in 2005/6 if I remember correctly and definitely before they started experimenting with peat. It had a lot to commend it though.
Yeah, it was more of a bottom-of-the-glass impression of peat, quite subtle but something that I do recall. My main impression of that bottle was that it had virtually no aroma and little discernable flavour until I added water and gave it a swirl. Once the water and whisky mixed, the aromas exploded from it. Very multilayered with fruit, cocoa, and lots of spice.
You might find too much cask influence in the St. Emilion finish as well, I'm afraid. However this edition seems much more popular on the web than the Tokaji finish, which many people rank as the worst they have tasted.