This is initially quite light and difficult to
ascertain, but a little time produces some light floral notes
interspersed with dry grass and an extremely faint hint of
The floral notes are the first to filter across
the palate with the hint of aniseed following in the aftertaste.
Overall impression: I had to revisit this whisky as my
initial attempts to make sensible tasting notes were totally
unsuccessful. This is a reasonably light whisky but still
carries plenty of flavours if you give it time and patience.
I revisited this same bottle on two further occasions at later
dates. On the first of these occasions I was bitterly
disappointed and my notes of the time suggest "antiseptic skin
cream, hazelnuts and popcorn smothering an alpine meadow" with a
conclusion borrowed from a certain galactic traveller "it almost
completely fails to arouse the senses".
would seem that the miscreant on that occasion was my own palate,
as when I visited it again a few days later my notes pretty much
matched my original ones above, with the whisky being slow to
develop, but when it did it offered dry grass and floral notes
with no hints of anything untoward.
So, an enjoyable
and worthwhile dram!