Difficult to get my head around, an enigma as to its position in the market. Even diluted, it’s hard to discern any identity.
Ice, 10 Years Old, Single Malt Whisky
Year of Bottling
Standard (Distillery or blended)
Nose: Light straw, hints of dehydrated pears, leading into marzipan and currants. Much less harshness on the nose then expected from the ABV.
Palate: Ester, turpentine. Quite creamy, with tones of pungent rubber with light tropical fruits shyly shining through.
Finish: Astringent and powerful with restrained vanilla and delicate honey mustard.
Comment: Difficult to get my head around, an enigma as to its position in the market. Even diluted, it’s hard to discern any identity.
Nose: Classic, crisp, grainy almost pot still aromas with oily marzipan, vanilla and tart citrus. Herbal with a rye-like demeanour. Hints of baked melon, banana and apricot. Water shows its youth.
Palate: Oily with honey and citrus. The crisp, grainy spices are hidden but begin to emerge and add a frisky, tongue tingling element. Some squashed apricot and banana. Water brings forward the oak.
Finish: Intense, quite drying and grainy with a touch of young, herbal rye-like spirit notes showing.
Comment: You have to love its youthful intensity.
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