The nose tells more than the palate. An additional touch of sweetness to balance the spices would make all the difference.
1992, 15 Years Old
Republic of Ireland
Standard (Distillery or blended)
Nose: Slightly tangy. An animal scent. Cowshed. Pop-corns. A touch of marshmallow. Honey on a warm\rbuttered toast. Fresh coffee. With water, Demerara sugar.
Palate: Sweet at start then opening on spices with a fizzy feel.Ginger, liquorice.
Finish: Dry,not very expressive.
Comment: The nose tells more than the palate. An additional touch of sweetness to balance the spices would make all the difference.
Nose: Smoky. Damp earth,cowshed,vanilla, with a violet mote behind and a fleshiness akin to lychee. With water\rthere's oak,smokeand salami.
Palate: Dry start with big phenols but balanced. Just a hint of soapiness in the middle when neat. Good length.\rImproved by water. Substantial mid palate.
Finish: Hot embers. Little short.
Comment: Robust and strong-willed. Worth a look.
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