I like this different, less overt, single barrel style. Yet another surprise in what is a hugely diverse and high quality range of whiskies.
1993, Single Barrel
No age statement
Standard (Distillery or blended)
Nose: Quite delicate, with tingling spices, orange peel, dusty rye notes, lemon, anis. More biscuity with water.
Palate: A gentle start, a salvo of spices, then the rye appears. Refined.
Finish: Spicy oak.
Comment: I like this different, less overt, single barrel style. Yet another surprise in what is a hugely diverse and high quality range of whiskies.
Nose: Scenty. Dates. Turkish delight. Caramel.
Palate: Buttery fudge. Cocoa. Bitter chocolate.
Finish: Hint of citrus. Cedary, sappy. A good heavy char in the oak? Contrives to be soothing and appetising.
Comment: The big, malty, chocolately style that I associate with Evan Williams. A lovely, voluptuous, afterdinner bourbon. Gains from a splash of water.
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