Color: Jonquiripe corn
Nose: Tropical fruits, most prominently pineapple and banana, with a bit of citrus and mint which I guess the “mojito” refers to.
Taste: Sweet and again fruity, ripe oranges and bananas. Although this is a young whisky bottled at 61%, the alcohol isn’t biting. When you swallow, there is a peppery spiciness in the back of the throat, but it doesn’t last long. Water brings out more of the sweet citric flavours (lime).
Finish: Relatively brief. Sweet with vanilla and lime. The oak doesn’t show itself really.
Comments: Solid young whisky from the “Young & Spiritely” category at SMWS. I like its sweetness but obviously the whisky lacks complexity, though that’s fine considering it’s a single cask that had a mere eight years to age.
Rating: I rated this whisky 82 out of 100.
(Nose 21, Taste 21, Finish 20, Balance 20)