ABV: 55% ABV
Age: 6 Years
Nose: Pungent, rich and flavorful, even on the nose. It sinks into your sinuses, in a good way. Pungent tobacco, pear, blackberry, currant and oak. Delightfully cocoa forward, with vanilla and some cream in the background.
Taste: Thick and rich on the palate. Oaky and caramel forward, with black currant, raspberry, fig and date on the back palate. Sweet, but in check with the oak structure. Faint tobacco. Coats really nicely, hangs on the palate. Delicious.
Finish: Long, powerful and rich. Praline, toffee, raisin bread and honey, with a nice dry oak backbone. Sweet caramels, some currant jelly, and a lovely clove finish.
Overall: Excellent. I don’t know whether I was supposed to review this or not, and I’m sure I’ll get a call if I wasn’t, but this is excellent. For 6 years, it is savory and complex. It’s powerful and delectable. Enticing and full bodied. Sweet, caramel heavy, bold oak, musty tobacco without being over bearing. Good lord.
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0 | Unscored | New Make Spirit or Personal Selection.
1 | Disgusting | So bad I poured it out.
2 | Poor | I wouldn’t consume by choice.
3 | Bad | Multiple flaws.
4 | Sub-par | Not bad, but many things I’d rather have.
5 | Good | Good, just fine.
6 | Very Good | A cut above.
7 | Great | Well above average
8 | Excellent | Really quite exceptional.
9 | Incredible | An all time favorite
10 | Perfect | Perfect