Nose: Clean, fresh, and slightly herbal. Crisp barley, honey, vanilla, musty oak, grass, mustard, cumin, and woodspice. The grassiness is lovely here. Time brings out more caramel and bigger vanilla. This “Omar Bourbon” is indeed very bourbon-y.
Palate: Medium bodied. Vanilla, hay, grass, cloves, big oak, woodspice, mustard, allspice, white pepper, honey, and barley.
Finish: Medium in length, with good strength and clarity. Herbs, grass, cloves, barley, oak, sandalwood, butter, tea biscuits, anise, white pepper, honey, vanilla, sultanas, and cashews.
Thoughts: This has very solid flavours and a good intensity. I really like the nose on this one. Also, the grassy/herbal note reminds me of flavours you’d find in, say, a Longmorn. The tea biscuit note is a nice touch, too. Admittedly there’s not much of a “wow” factor here, but that’s fine. This one’s well done in a straightforward way. Better than the Omar Sherry, I think, with more clarity of flavours and a better oak influence. Recommended.