Nose: Toffeed honeycomb, or Violet Crumble. Toasty oak. The spice of port oak influence is evident.
Palate: High ABV is not obvious – it’s cask strength, but not at all aggressive. The balance of sweetness, alcohol, wood and malt is nigh on perfect.
Finish: Consistent with the palate – everything is here and it holds its line without deteriorating.
Comments: Remarkable…..and all the more so when considering the insane strength! Just great and balanced all around, with the oak at perfect potency. Very happy and pleasing flavours.
Director & Cellarmaster
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society