Lots of flavours which ultimately confuse the drinker. Not a bad dram, just very strange indeed.
21 Years Old
Year of Bottling
Standard (Distillery or blended)
Nose: An unusual and quite unsettled nose which flits between instant coffee granules, shredded wheat, cherry drops, dried brown rice and rye whiskey. \n
Palate: A little more settled, but the spice notes are the most prevalent (not quite rye, but a style thereof) mixed with black cherries, cocoa, pomegranate and oak spice. A confusing little number this.\n
Finish: Milk chocolate covered coffee beans, oak spice.\n
Comment: Lots of flavours which ultimately confuse the drinker. Not a bad dram, just very strange indeed.
Nose: Subtle aromas of moist raisinated and plumy fruitcake. Initially subdued before the luscious sherry notes kick in. The aromas develop well with hints of herbs and green nuts.
Palate: As subdued as the nose. Too subtle? Straightforward with juicy, homogenous sherry character and building, lightly bitter, chocolaty tannins.\n
Finish: Short, sharp and quite citric. Pleasantly mouth-watering though with a liquorice and dark chocolate after-taste.\n
Comment: It’s all about the sherry cask. No blemishes, but simple and ultimately for me, a little unexciting.
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