2023 Bronze Medal – World Whiskies Awards: Single cask, single malt, no age statement category.
Official tasting notes.
Nose: Initially smokey, almost sweet phenols resulting from an extra heavy toasting of the cask. As it warms sweet nutty sherry notes push through. Rounded and sweet, not bristly at all even at this high ABV.
Palate: Gently smoky at first with sweet sherry and roasted hazelnut pushing through in the middle as it warms.
Finish: A gentle sweet aniseed finish with hints of white pepper. Think smokey liquorice all-sorts.