|Robert Karlsson||Quite woody indeed, raspy, dry. Bourbony. Buttery and a bit floral. Hints of wild strawberries too. Quite intense taste, in balance with the nose. Bourbony floral vanilla, berries, wood. Lively and complex. Lots of blackcurrant with time. Enjoyable. |
|Rich Howard||a light and fruity nose with fresh strawberries, strawberry greens, fresh oranges, fresh banana... almost a fresh fruit salad here. maybe even some deeper notes of orange rind. the palate hits with a burst of tangy fruit punch, not quite expected based on the nose, perhaps just a bit chalky on the finish. water adds deeper fruit notes to the nose, more citrus and some plum, a hint of brown sugar, and more fresh banana. the water adds a creamy sweetness to the palate, a suggestion of panna cotta with berry reduction (as usual, not as "thick" or sweet as that may sound), a bit spicy on the finish now in a very pleasant way. summary: fresh fruit salad or panna cotta with berries... a very enjoyable sherried whisky, i really liked it with just a drop of water. [tasted blind for the 2011 Awards] |
|Keith Wood||Glass: Classic Malt
- Colour: Rich amber
- Nose: Initially quite floral before a definite and almost minty freshness takes over after 2-3 minutes. This is further followed by malty wood and candy floss. The wood expands even further with more time but it always remains very aromatic.
- Palate: This has even more power than the nose with wood, lots of herbs and nuts, although primarily almond and brazil nuts which appear to be served in a lavendar wrap.
- Finish: Very long and floral wood & nuts with a dash of coconut right at the end.
- Overall Impression: Wonderful, my kind of whisky and I'm using that word again; 'Great'. |
|Oliver Klimek||Colour: Dark amber -
Nose: Raisins, orange zest, strawberries, toffee, waxed wood and nutmeg. -
Palate: Raisins, dried apricots, banana, orange marmalade, honey, nutmeg, hints of cinnamon. -
Finish: Long and fruity. -
Overall: A nice fruity dram that feels a bit younger than its real age, some water does not hurt it. |