What can I say?
This whiskey just didn’t wow me.
Despite having hints of warm vanilla & a little bit of woody spice commensurate with it’s age – it lacked the freshness & vitality of some younger malts I’ve been lucky to sample lately.
Now I know it’s a blend.
But I usually find the grain element gives a welcome clarity to the mix.
If anything this whiskey wasn’t clear.
I found the flavours rather muted for it’s age – whilst the spirity kick at the end came over more powerful than it’s 40% strength.
It left me disappointed.