Bold and forward but with a nice balance of sweetness and spice.
2002, Dark Treacle Fondant
Year of Bottling
Nose: Werther’s Originals burst to the forefront alongside dusty books and wood. \nLike a library on a sunny afternoon.
Palate: Lots of crème caramel sweetness, along with a sulphur\nnote mid-sip and baked bananas with brown sugar.\n
Finish: Hot finish – lots of bite at the front of the tongue. Chocolate cake and more bananas.\n
Comment: Bold and forward but with a nice balance of sweetness and spice.
Nose: Slightly industrial hard barley and slightly murky spices. The oak and malt attempt to inject a little sweetness to balance and thankfully those notes begin \nto dominate the industrial ones.
Palate: A little musty and earthy to begin with but the sweeter barley pushes through along with a touch of honey. However you can still feel its hard edges.\n
Finish: Medium length with a light smokiness and lightly bitter tannins.\n
Comment: As you know I am not a huge fan of this style of whisky. However there is just enough sweetness to balance its industrial character.
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