The nose is not appealing. But the taste is interesting. Water improves the nose but not the palate.
Standard (Distillery or blended)
Nose: Slightly rancid and butyric. Overripe apples. A earthy touch. Wet wood. Varnish. With water,opens on nicer notes. Vanilla fudge.
Palate: Smooth and sweet. Velvety. Nice feel. Cooked fruit. Apples and medlars.\rTouch of honey.
Finish: Pleasantly smooth,with a fresh liquorice note.
Comment: The nose is not appealing. But the taste is interesting. Water improves the nose but not the palate.
Nose: Slightly turfy smoke at work here. Hazelnut and Walnut Whips. Becomes increasingly malty, Ryvita,dried fruit. Slightly plain and oaky.
Palate: Opens to light smoke. Some oak derived depth. Doesn't like water and\rlacks oomph.
Comment: Why bottle a 15 Years Old single cask at 40%?
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