Nose: Big and spicy, almost rye whiskey like. Palate: This is crazy stuff. Tasting blind I would probably have guessed that it was a rye. It has huge rye spice flavors, lots of oak, pine and other wood. Very dry.
This is crazy stuff, totally unique and unexpected for a single malt. Maybe a bit too woody, but otherwise, very good and really fun.
A lot of the guys are loving this malt... I like it, but not to the extent they do.
Nose of reduced white wine, citrus. Palate is quite fruity, and really bourbony. Strangely so... a kind of light bourbon... and the type that if it were actually a bourbon, I wouldn't be crazy about it.
But still, really interesting stuff that I'm interested to learn more about, and definitely one to taste. B/B-
N: Very woody and resinous. P: What the? Weird. Not much up front, but an explosion of spice emerges. Flowery, dry, great mouth feel. Wood sap. F: This is hella woody but really good too! Totally unexpected, hats off to Diageo for bottling this, a cool addition to this line-up. [Later in the night, someone presented me a side-by-side of this and an American rye. The similarities were remarkable.]