Never had a whisky that tastes so much of coffee cake. A lovely smooth and warming whisky, perfect for cold nights and a fire. The sherried caramels are sweet but don't diminish the final bite. A rival to my old favourite 18yr Aberlour.
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N: Phat sherry notes, raisins, cake and nuts T: coffee pudding and that dark honey note is on pointF: nutty malty and sweet (in a good way)Just simply good whisky
This dram is leaps and bounds over the 15 yr old version. Can't complain that I've finally tried them in a side by side. Wife wasnt impressed to see me pouring double the drams, but well worth the cold shoulder. Nutty, oak and such a dark sherry note. It's a perfect warm up to my cask strength solist
Already bought the 25 yr old based on how good this was. Damn I'm a sucker. Great sample though!
Favourite from the box
Glad a tried this last. Was so worth the build it. Coming out of the sharpness of the Glenglass this was heaven. Like a warm hug, sherry, caramel, butter and toasted nuts. Love this dram
Great but a little simple
Really love this flavour. First sip, heaven, second sip, heaven. Third, more of the same? Yeah it's a one trick pony, but credit to it. it nails the trick.
My First and my Favourite
I am new to the world of whiskies, and received my first whiskey loot delivery just before Easter. I am trying to get a taste for whiskey and though this was the best way. I love the packaging, the free chocolates this month (excellent!), the thoughtful tasting notes and journal.I tried this one first. Oh my, I enjoyed it. I'm very new to this, so please excuse my ignorance.It smelt of oak, with a hint of smoke. This swells into toffee/honey, with spice.The taste is strong - still sweet but with strong oak, coffee and a touch of smoke. Burns a little. Not overly complex, oak seems to dominate.Easier drinking with water, but more acidic and less enjoyable.Drinkng Glass: Norlan
Winner Winner Sherry Dinner
This was the strongest one in the box this month. Very smooth initially but then it comes with a heavy sherry punch. I love PX and while it's a sweet seasoning it comes across as heavy spice/sherry. This one has character and perhaps it's not the easiest to approach for a newbie, it's like a classy lady - you have to approach it with respect and let it grow on you.
Not a bad single malt
Goes well with and without water. Again a good sherry casking makes for a fruity wet whiskey.Paired with dark chocolate makes for a crackin after dinner.