Bonus points for knowing its own mind.
20 Years Old
Standard (Distillery or blended)
Nose: Fresh apple pie. The English type, not the American.
Palate: Firm. Muscular. Extraordinarily quick hit. Knocked out my gumshield. A right hook and a straight left, so fast that I backed on to the ropes. Between rounds, my second has sprayed something medicinal into my mouth.
Finish: I am embraced with syrupy sweetness.
Comment: Bonus points for knowing its own mind.
Nose: Creamy again with notes of grass clippings. Quite subtle but a little one dimensional. Alcohol is a little abrasive.
Palate: Intense and zesty with a sugary quality and soft creamy oak. Green grass, lemon mousse, pear.
Finish: Green chilli.
Comment: Decent but lacks definition.
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