A few of us smelled sweet things (coffee kisses, brown sugar, toffee, cherries in chocolate) but one panellist was transported to the set of Cabaret – 1930’s Berlin tavern, polished wood, cigarettes, perfume and feather boas. The palate had a cheeky intensity – French toast with maple syrup and cinnamon, figs, medjool dates and muscovado. With water, the nose shifted to coffee time – cappuccino, iced mocha, brown Swiss rolls, buttered muffins, coconut and vanilla, with additional hints of freesias and Ambre Solaire. The palate now combined vanilla custard slice, syrup and Demerara with lively spice and sawdust – a pleasantly different whisky experience.
Drinking tip: When in need of something different.
Colour: Deep lustrous gold Cask: Refill barrel Age: 38 years Date distilled: November 1977 Alcohol: 59.0% USA allocation: 48 bottles