A little warm with the ABV, but it’s complex and flavoursome.
Cask Strength Single Malt
No age statement
Standard (Distillery or blended)
Nose: Green apple, a hint of allspice, and vegetal notes of parsley and coriander stalks. Then golden syrup and flapjack with sultana and mixed candied peels. Caramel cake and vanilla buttercream.
Palate: Medium-full. Caramel cookie. Rum-raisin ice cream. Strong vanilla latte. Roasted peach, raspberry jam, and hints of cinnamon and allspice. Blanched almond, chocolate-coated orange peel, and candied ginger.
Finish: Long. Dried cherry and woody spice.
Comment: A little warm with the ABV, but it’s complex and flavoursome.
Nose: Aromatic, resinous wood notes, fresh peaches, golden syrup, ground cumin, and curry leaf. Water brings out papaya, passion fruit, and vanilla cream.
Palate: Medium-full. Some candied ginger zing, but dilutes on the palate. Water opens things nicely, with a medley of tropical fruits: very ripe mango, passion fruit, and mixed red berry jam. Candied Jaffa orange and vanilla.
Finish: Medium, on tropical fruit juice.
Comment: A touch hot for me, but will appeal to those who like drams with heft.
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