|Robert Karlsson||Perhaps a bit on sulphur? Very unsure and very faint if so. Big sweetness, almost to the cloying side of things. Improves dramatically with time. More on oranges, rounds off. Big taste on white pepperyness. Cleaner than expected. Sweetness in the aftertaste. Quite difficult one this. |
|Rich Howard||a vaguely sweet lightly fruited nose, with orange juice (from concentrate) and hints of unsweetened pineapple juice, a little bit of cake and vanilla give it a slight suggestion of pineapple upside-down cake, but just a suggestion. the palate is fruity sweet with apple and citrus, a bit brisk, with some toasted spices tossed in. the finish leans towards toasted wood, and is a bit drying. water warms up the nose a bit with a hint of brown sugar now. the palate hasn't changed much, and is perhaps a tad sweeter and also more herbal. summary: a decent lightly fruited and wooded dram, better without water. [tasted blind for the 2011 Awards] |
|Keith Wood||Glass: Classic Malt
- Colour: Shiny bronze / rich gold
- Nose: Initially lightly smoked malt, then polished wood with hints of banana stem. Lots of quality soft leather and also a suggestion of fruit & nut mix.
- Palate: A cocktail of fruit, wood, fresh ginger and white pepper. Then faint orange and dark chocolate lead into the finish.
- Finish: Very long with a hint of orange zest.
- Overall Impression: Marvellous, a stunningly good whisky. |