Oak plays a bigger part there. Spices dry up the demerara sweetness. Nothing much to write home about though.
Classic, Aged 12 Years
Year of Bottling
Standard (Distillery or blended)
Nose: A similar profile as the previous one. More biscuity maybe. Not very expressive.
Palate: Sweeter at start, then becoming watery and cheering up on spices at mid palate. Chestnut purée. Becoming tannic.
Finish: Short, dry, spicy.
Comment: Oak plays a bigger part there. Spices dry up the demerara sweetness. Nothing much to write home about though.
Nose: Here we go again...the same character, this time with more sulphur, fresh fig, dried fruit and chocolate more depth.
Palate: Oily, similar to the 10 Years Old, slightly thicker. Sweet, caramel, black banana, molasses.
Comment: The base spirit seems very sweet. Lacks class.
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