Nose: Medium honey, barley, vanilla, grass, apples, apple cider, pastry crust, gummie peach candy, and some distant smoke. Occasionally I’ll even get a whiff of curry or mustard thrown in. Bright, pleasant, and interesting.
Palate: Very watery mouthfeel. I get some banana cream, honey, pecan, grass, Frosted Flakes, milk, and apple vinegar. These build up to a crescendo of Indian spices. Think cumin, curry, and mustard.
Finish: Curdled milk, hay, smoke, wasabi root, mustard, fennel, woodspice, oak, cornmeal, Frosted Flakes, buttered crumpets, and sponge cake.
Thoughts: This was a tough review. After finishing my last bottle, I’m still not sure I “get it.” At the right time it can be a brilliant whisky which delights you with obscure flavours and fiery crescendos. At the wrong time it can be a thin, diluted, unstable disappointment. Without water the flavours are less crisp or forward. However, when added, water does no favours to the already thin mouthfeel. From the strange flavours to the abrupt transition between watery and spicy, this one has me baffled. Oddly enough, that is precisely why it’s loads of fun to drink. It gets points for keeping it interesting. BUT… I’m still not sure if I actually like this stuff!
*蜂蜜, 大麥, 香草, 清草, 蘋果, 蘋果酒, 糕点, 蜜桃糖果, 微淡的煙, 咖喱,芥末.
*輕盈的口感, 香蕉, 鮮奶油, 蜂蜜, 胡桃, 青草, 玉米片, 牛奶, 蘋果醋, 印度香料.
*咖喱, 芥末, 孜然, 茴香, 乾草, 香料, 橡木, 玉米片, 奶油, 海綿蛋糕.