|Keith Wood||Glass: Spiegelau
- Colour: Honey
- Nose: Sligthly smoky, rich weathered oak and fresh fruit tree groves in full blossom.
- Palate: Leather, nuts, wood and hint of farmyard.
- With 4 drops of water: Even smoother, slightly more nuts and even longer finish.
- Finish: Very long, even longer with the drops of water.
- Overall Impression: I want to say excellent, but this is quite a difficult one so I will say very good and I will also revisit this tomorrow.
***As promised I'm revisiting this one a couple of days later:***
- Nose: The slightly smoky and weathered oak elements are still in evidence, but there's also something beyond that. It's almost like when one uses just a little eucalyptus in a sauna; A mix of hot, almost scorching wood with an aromatic herbal touch.
- Palate: I agree with my last analysis; leather, wood, faint nuts and just a hint of farmyard. This is very smooth!
- Finish: Very long with just a hint of coconut right at the end.
- Overall Impression: I'll finish where I left off last time in saying this is a very good, nay excellent, whisky! |
|Oliver Klimek||Color: Bright Gold -
Nose: Pineapple, lemon, vanilla, a tiny whiff of smoke -
Palate: More tropical fruit, a little caramel sneeks in as well as slightly herbal notes and a bit of pepper. -
Finish: Very long and slightly smoky. -
Overall: A great old whisky, creamy and fruity with a big nose backed by a big palate. The gentle smoke blends in perfectly. |