Nathan Stone is an old, hotly contested, and debated release. Linked closely to the Van Winkles, this export bottling is special to many and expensive to all.
Allspice, clove, caramel and toffee. The toffee is really prominent, as is a whole lot of clove.
Medium mouthfeel. Weirdly sweet. Oranges, vanilla, lemon lime. Seems almost too sweet to be a straight spirit, but its not syrupy so Im just going to assume its a straight whiskey. Theres clove, allspice, faint rubber and faint astringency. I sampled this gem blind, hence the hemming and hawwing.
Some oak present. This dram isnt modern, guessing its old, especially based on the weird cloying fruit notes and a blend of astringency.
It seems too sweet at first but it settles down. Oak is present. Lovely and complex. Quite a bit happening.