Nice golden color. Lovely warm buttery bakery aroma. Cool vanila notes with a slight spice aroma but a lot of sugar and butter.
Slightly too woody for my tastes but lots of vanila and sugar. Also a nice hint of butter. Simple but somehow really works. Almost like fresh cooked chocolate chipcookies.
Aluring aroma of white pepper green peppers nutmeg coriander and bubble gum.
Very nice sweet but peppery taste, but as it heads into the finish it packs a spicy punch like jalopeno infused gasoline.
Lovely aroma reminisceint of Monkey Shoulder with a bit more heft perhaps oak and touch of black pepper. In adittion to the pears and apples on the aroma a nice hint of coconut.
Taste is honeyed and vanilla with hints of apple. Also has quite an oily and chewy texture. Finish is on the rough side, its a whisky that lets you know you just drank whisky.
Quite Delicious, very thick and chewy, and fruity. I love how I get lots of fruit in Clynelish, with hints of other sweetness. This has all of that with just a touch of drying smoke and grassy bitterness to give it a little extra character.
Aroma comes across as a bit sharp, almost too alcoholic, heavy on the grains, lots of toasted rice, and barely. Where this fails in aroma, it makes up on the palate. It really steps up its game with an abundance of grain, with a bit of caramel. The finish is long with lots of black pepper.
I want to like this, first impression is not bad, but I have a lot of bad memories from the likes of Aultmore and Glen Moray. This seems to be in their style, light, and refreshing, lots of lemon and other citrus's, and hints of oil. So while it seems so much like those others, it somehow succeeds where the others have failed, while definitely a lot of lemon, it lacks the overwhelming Lemon Cleaner the other have had. The taste is also a lot fuller, with a good bit of malt and sweetness. The lemon presents its self as almost a non sour filling to a lemon meringue pie.
The Clerk at Checkout asked me if I had purchased this before, because he said he was quite fond of it and insisted that they were down to their last case, so it won't be around much longer. From my first taste perspective, I a not sure I would pick up another bottle personally.
Let me just say its good to have Islay back in the house. Thats a delicious aroma, even though there is not a lot of depth to it. Damn, does it deliver on the taste, lots of vegetable sweetness, fading into an almost stewed mushroom dryness and chewy-ness. This is one bottle I may need to go back and try and find more, damn this is tasty.
Always consistent, lots of tropical fruits. Though either its the whisky after the icecream, so maybe the chivas 12 will be better, as the glenlivet is more bitter than I remember it being.
I wonder if this will change for the worse, initial impression are quite favorable, but then I love strong sherry flavors, and this is loaded with them. The only downside is somehow it comes across as slightly soapy. But definitely plenty of warm spices.
Lots of tropical fruits on the nose, almost reminds me of pineapple juice mixed with spiced rum. But there is also a good bit of oak on the nose, almost coming across as sawdust.
The taste is quite awesome, apples, pineapple, butterscotch, and caramel.
Nose: Roasting spiced nuts, very warm and comforting, with hints of Caramel apples.
Taste: Loads of spices, figs, hints of oranges,but mostly spices, not the most complex but incredibly satisfying.
Finish: A bit rough and over powering astringency, but a heck of a lot of spices, and figs.
Balance: Finish is a bit rough but not that bad.
I quite enjoy this whisky although it is somewhat simple in its appearance, or at least it is when "newly popped"
Nose: Carrots, Wax, Kerosene, slight touch of sulfur. Also hints of hard candies, both butterscotch and caramel.
Taste: Incredibly rich and full bodied, good bit of peat but not over powering, mostly reminiscent of hard candies, with a touch of wax and vegetables.
Finish: Incredibly smooth, medium in length, but so very sweet and caramelized candy like. The peat is actually very subdued but so plesant.
Balance Impeccable, and basically perfect.
Nose: An abundance of butterscotch, green apples, slight hints of pear,and a lot of fresh spices, also apple juice.
Taste: Powerful, lots of fruits, and spices, bits of butterscotch and caramel. Absolutely delicious, with bits of pear, green apple, and kiwi.
Finish: Loads of kiwi, and mango, but a heck of a lot of sweetness and spice.
Balance: quite incredible.
An amazing whisky!
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