Excerpt: Some whisky lovers may find that the rather obvious oakiness is a tad ‘too much’ but it isn’t my opinion as it gives the whole an excellent structure. In other words, the spirit stands the oak that supports the spirit (or something like that). The whole is very, very ‘natural’. And very recommended!
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Dough, citrus, faint pepper. Lemon bars, mild salinity, vanilla. This is delicate and deliciously nuanced so far. There's so much sweet, lightly fruity, lightly peppery going on in the nose.
Vanilla cream, pleasant salinity, some oak. There's some light pepper, delicious lemon desserts. This is really complex and delicious. It's sweet, then a little savory, then some of the light citrusy fruit notes come in only to give way back to sweet desserts and light pepper. It's a great balance.
Medium and sweet. Faint salinity here but not much pepper to balance.
I really dig this. The nose and palate are just incredible. This is a shining example of balance in a dram between sweet, fruity, salty, peppery. It all plays very nicely. The only real letdown for me was in the finish a hair. If there was more going on there, this would be an easy 8. Unfortunately, given the lack of a really nice finish, this will get an 8 rather than being propelled higher.
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