I was expecting the atypicality to be the world's first Malibu finish, but no...maybe it is just atypical for Welsh whisky.
Aur Cymru, WRU 125th Anniversary Limited
No age statement
Standard (Distillery or blended)
Nose: A lurid colour reminiscent of Lucozade. Masses of coconut: cream; dessicated; flesh; oil; bounty bars. Hot gorse. Underneath there's lime, banana split and chocolate.
Palate: Slick and sweet. Seems as if this thick veneer of sweet oak is smothering the spirit.
Finish: Guess? Yup. Coconut.
Comment: I was expecting the atypicality to be the world's first Malibu finish, but no...maybe it is just atypical for Welsh whisky.
Nose: Oaky. Antique shop, cigar box. A meaty note, dark chocolate. A hint of geranium. Getting more floral and sweeter on time. Cloved orange.
Palate: Sweet at start then drying out on a very spicy kick. Bitter orange marmalade. Ginger. Oak is well integrated.
Finish: Dry, spicy and fruity. Cider apple.
Comment: The oaky start leads way to a cheerful fruity and floral profile. Marked by the sherry but not on the dark (woody) side. Avoid water.
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