Bottled in 2015.
Nose: Vanilla and oak, but also peaches and cinnamon. Citrus and something tropical, maybe pineapple, with water. After some time in the glass aok becomes more apparent again, but it’s a sweet, spicy oak which compliments the fruity notes.
Palate: Vanilla, oak and peaches. Other fruits, too, gooseberries, I think. The oak turns slightly bitter with water. Cinnamon and black pepper on the finish. After a while banana & spice sponge cake and well-balanced oak.
Comments: This is what a good grain whisky should be. There is absolutely nothing to detract from this other than the fact that I only have a 3 cl sample instead of a bottle (or three).
Thanks to Håvard for the sample.
Nose: Nail varnish remover, grain, dried oranges, orange peel. Water adds a smoky note, more grain and oaky perfume.
Palate: Orange peel, oak and grain. With water I get Christmas cake and more bitterness, but the grainy character is still prominent.
Comments: Quite all right. Nice nose, ok taste. The grain character is almost malty, which is interesting seeing as this spirit is made from unmalted grain.
Tasted at Oslo Whiskyfestival 2014.
Distilled July 1991, bottled October 2013. Tasted at Casc in Aberdeen.
Nose: Oaky banana, oak, green banana peel, vanilla and green wood.
Palate: New American oak, vanilla, hint of liquorice.
Comments: Confirms the “old grain is kinda nice” rule. Not terribly exciting, but very nice.