Due to its youth, this dram is a work in progress.
Lot #7 Small Batch
No age statement
Year of Bottling
Standard (Distillery or blended)
Nose: New wood… And lots of it too. Very sappy, youthful and spicy, with a hint of flat cola and fresh wood shavings and honeycomb.\n
Palate: Cocoa notes, some toasted malt, but all dominated by oak. Seems young and needs to calm a little.\n
Finish: The oakiness continues to dominate the palate.\n
Comment: Due to its youth, this dram is a work in progress.
Nose: Young, oily and herbal – camphor, cardamom, hops, green wood, green tea and dried marjoram. Hints of barley, boiled sweets and a touch of smoke follow. A honey note attempts to inject some sweetness.
Palate: Opens to reveal corn and toffeed oak. Then the dogs of war are let loose (so to speak) – botanical herbs, camphor, hops, green wood, rye, cardamom. Whoa, that’s a rush! \n
Finish: Good length with a perfumed note. The herbal oak bitters adding nutmeg, but the oils counter the bitterness.\n
Comment: It’s another of those love / hate whiskies. Interesting!
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