by Adam Yusko
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Nose:(22/25) Lots of honey, and campfire smoke. Roasted carrots, squash, cauliflower, and parsnips, with a touch of cinnamon and nutmeg.
Taste:(20/25) Honey Nut Cherrios, and heavily smoked and cured bacon. There is almost a slight hint of a smoked and cured fish, with just a touch of raw carrots. A heck of a lot of smoke.
Finish:(21/25) Lingering spiced nuts, a bit heavy on the cinnamon, with a touch of dry smoke flavor. Rather long finish, and later on it gets sweeter, but honestly reminds me of the taste left after a cherry cough syrup.
Balance:(24/25) Heavy smoke but the heavy smoke carries on through the entire dram.
Overall:(87/100) Its a solid whisky, though for my tastes it is far to much smoke, though incredibly complex. I guess my taste buds favor the sweeter flavors in whisky, or the very rich flavors found in sherried whiskies.