Walnut, aged oak
but sweet dark fruits, aromatic aged oak and hints of rich
dark fruits with plenty of alcohol tingle right at the front of
the palate. Also old oak and leather. A hint of cinnamon?
With 4 drops of
water: A little more leather, slightly more spice and longer
With 4 more
drops of water: More wood, nuts and dark fruits, but again
more spice (black pepper).
Yet another 4
drops of water: This is probably now optimum, spicy, leather,
wood, nuts and dark fruits.
Long, even longer and more repetitive with more water.
A jolly good dram.
certainly needs water.
A note to SMWS:
As the years pass Britain seems to suffer from even more 'dumbing
down' where everything appears to be reduced to the
comprehension of the lowest possible common denominator. It's
not necessary! Those bloomin' stupid names or descriptors may be
fashionable at the moment, but I am certain they reduce the
attraction and insult the intelligence of whisky drinkers
world-wide. It seems that sensible information like distillation
and bottling dates have been replaced here by rubber truncheons
and bargepoles, along with needless pontification about
liquorice allsorts and flapjacks.