Cask 39 – 44.2%
My Tasting Notes:
Colour: Dark amber
Nose: Orange marmalade, dried apricots, polished wood, honey, vanilla, creme brulee, cinnamon.
Palate: Treacle, vanilla, apricots, orange zest, cinnamon, hints of cloves and pepper.
Finish: Medium long, sweet and slightly fruity.
Overall: While the nose of this old grain is truly delightful, it fails to fully satisfy on the palate. The sweetness is quite dominant, though the wood is kept under control.
Rating: 83/100 – Price Tag $$$$$ – Value for your Money $$$$$
Scored blind for the Malt Maniacs Awards 2012 where it won a silver medal, re-tasted for notes