The first nose is not promising then the sweet maltiness wraps it in a more pleasant dress. You've got to have a taste for sweet drinks.
Special Cask Reserve
No age statement
Standard (Distillery or blended)
Nose: Slightly butyric. Touch of rancid butter. Malty, wet draff. Peaches in a honeyed syrup. The buttery aroma comes out more pleasantly.
Palate: Mouth coating, nearly syrupy. Very sweet. Malteasers, liquorice toffee.
Finish: Medium length. Sweet to the end. With a taste of stewed grass. Dry dust feel.
Comment: The first nose is not promising then the sweet maltiness wraps it in a more pleasant dress. You've got to have a taste for sweet drinks.
Nose: Fragrant and quite grassy (hay). Light wood oil notes, almost varnish like with peach, strawberry stewed apple and green plum. With water there's a toasty note, cigar box light caramel and a little mint. Interesting.
Palate: Good feel medium bodied mixing a dominant crisp dried grassy note with orange peel, chocolate and a creamy mid palate.
Finish: Spicy with chocolate but dries fairly quickly.
Comment: Well balanced and worth seeking out.
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