Color: Pale gold
Nose: Apple juice and raspberries with a touch of caramel.
Taste: Apple tart with plenty of cinnamon. Relatively spicy, perhaps coming from the 60.3% alcohol content. You can really tell this is a young cask strength whisky. There are hints of caramel and honey, but they’re overshadowed by the cinnamon spiciness. Water brings the spiciness down a notch without revealing any additional flavours.
Finish: Medium in length with stale apples and damp oak.
Comments: Average outing from the “Spicy & Sweet” category at SMWS. It’s okay really, just not memorable at all and somewhat unfinished.
Rating: I rated this whisky 77 out of 100.
(Nose 20, Taste 19, Finish 19, Balance 19)