This is one of the first few scotch I purchased, it’s getting low, and so I figured I better review it soon before it’s gone.
Container: Glencairn Neat with a few drops of distilled water Colour: Gold
Nose: Apples, honey, citrus, hints of smoke, pears, smell of an apple from the skin, hint of vanilla.
Very aromatic and fruit forward, exactly the reason why I bought it. Palate: Citrus again, smoked honey(wtf is smoked honey), vanilla, more smoke, cinnamon, pepper, cereal, malt, a bit of oak after I chew on it a bit more.
Nice and lush on the palate, good mouth feel for a 43% chill-filtered whisky, not a super smoky but it merges well with the sweet notes.
Finish: Medium+ finish, still smoky, oak, malty, peppery, more smoke.
Decent finish, well balanced overall.
Interestingly, I still enjoy it! The “starter pack” (Glenlivet 12, Glendronach 12, Nikka Taketsuru, Benromach 10, Dalwhinnie 15, Auchentoshan Three Wood, Aberlour A’bunadh Batch 53) Only the Dalwhinnie and the A’bunadh I still quite enjoy, the rest I think I “developed” out of it. I like the touch of smoke alongside the honey-sweet fruits. Not super complex by any means, but overall well balanced, good mouth feel, well-made whisky.