A rather dour fellow. Needs better balance for me.
1996. Boutique Barrel
No age statement
Year of Bottling
Islands (Non Islay)
Standard (Distillery or blended)
Nose: A weird note of wasabi. Very obvious. Quite prickly. Followed by a fast fading cheese touch (Reblochon cheese?). Then on a sweeter note, plum pudding comes through.
Palate: Dry, sour. Oak prevails. Fizzy feel. Displays lots of spices. Ginger, black pepper. A distant touch of gingerbread as well.
Finish: Dry and spicy.
Comment: A rather dour fellow. Needs better balance for me.
Nose: Rich. Cake mix, dry leaves, crisped cereal, then a long, sweet mix of date and supple leather, pea and ham soup (which isn't a bad thing) and cacao. Scented with dried rasps and amaro.
Palate: Sweet and biscuity then thick layers of oak. Shifts into black treacle/fruit then real dryess coming from the spirit underneath emerges.
Comment: Impressive, but you can see the joins.
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