A deep earthy affair. One to sip with a good cigar. Gene Clark.
12 Years Old
Standard (Distillery or blended)
Nose: Smoky, charred nose. Complex earth tones with liquorice, cigar smoke, leather, walnut cake.
Palate: A deep brooding bourbon with butterscotch/vanilla underpinnings showing lovely interplay between honey and chocolate. Wood has a presence, but nuttily so.
Finish: Oak, but lovely balance.
Comment: A deep earthy affair. One to sip with a good cigar. Gene Clark.
Nose: A wintery night. A leather armchair in front of a log fire. Molasses cookies?
Palate: Firm, heavy body. Viscous. Molasses. Medicinal. Peppery.
Comment: Characterful, but not an easy whisky on the basis of this bottling. Bitterness seems to have gained a notch at the expense of the fudge flavours. Water brings it back, but not all the way.
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