This is right up my street, it really doesn’t stop surprising you from start to finish.
1794, 2020 Release
No age statement
Standard (Distillery or blended)
Nose: Chamomile tea, oak chips, a slight smokiness. It reminds me of the nose of a gin. It’s heavily botanical, with heathery goodness.
Palate: Warming and mouthcoating but not too rich; the warmth softens into a beautiful combination of heather with honey, on top of a gentle salty meatiness leaning towards smoked bacon. Cutting through this is a sliver of pear.
Finish: Lingers but not for too long; the heat peters out leaving warmth and heather.
Comment: This is right up my street, it really doesn’t stop surprising you from start to finish.
Nose: Chamomile, a blend of Ceylon and Lapsang Souchong, eucalyptus, rye loaf and hot, sawn oak. Under this there’s sweetness of heather honey, white grape juice and a touch of red berry.
Palate: Sprightly, with well-rounded medium body. A pleasant winey character, with lemon-lime, more white grape and poached pear. Applesauce with lots of cinnamon, more honey and a subtle nuttiness.
Finish: Applesauce, cinnamon and nuts: cashew and pistachio.
Comment: A slightly youthful edge promises greatness in the future.
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