Whisky Fun Review
These new ‘small batch’ editions will replace our beloved ‘10CS’. Hope the quality won’t be replaced! Colour: pale gold. Nose: holy smokes! This one smells just like an ashtray full of lit Habanos at first nosing. It seems that it’s rather more extreme in its smokiness than the earlier batches, less fruity too. Also a lot of leather and notes of ‘new tyres’ that remind me of some PEs. Not really medicinal, that is, even if there are whiffs of antiseptic. Fresh walnuts. Spectacular whisky! With water: smoke, smoke and smoke, of all kinds. And cigars, and leather. Also a little earthy. Mouth (neat): extremely punchy, fruitier than on the nose when neat (ripe apples), very peaty, clean… Once again, the smokiness is quite extreme, a little Supernova-esque. With water: much more on earth and roots, gentian, a little aniseed, salt, badian… Finish: very long, distinctly salty. Quite ashy in the aftertaste. Comments: rather less fruity and balanced/complex than earlier ‘regular’ batches but smokier and ashier. Yes, even more for peat heads. Extreme but very, very good. SGP:258 - 89 points.