You have got to like woody whiskies to drink this one. Has gone over the top for me. Certainly an old whisky but too long a maturation made it grumpy. Water kills it.
23 Years Old
Standard (Distillery or blended)
Nose: Woody. Sour. Cider cellar. Touch of cedar wood. Musty. Damp walls.
Palate: Starts with a touch of sweetness. quickly swept by that harsh bitter oakiness and a tangy dryness. Some\rspices, then soothes on sweeter notes.
Finish: Not as dry and woody as expected. Hint of cappuccino and roasted nuts.
Comment: You have got to like woody whiskies to drink this one. Has gone over the top for me. Certainly an old whisky but too long a maturation made it grumpy. Water kills it.
Nose: Pencil shavings, damp wood, tomato stalks, fresh humidor with a hint of cedar, almost dunnage warehouses.
Palate: Bags of oak and wood notes, some soft vanillas lurk as well. A spiced kick before mellowing a little.
Finish: A little bittersweet, like nutmeg coffee.
Comment: The wood may have this but there is a wonderful sweetness at the heart of this whisky. Perfect for the\rcold weather.
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