Heavy candied nose with strong sherry and oak spices that are very well balanced. The taste is sharp, nutty and fruity. Chocolate in the lingering and surprisingly fresh (read as malty and floral) - I have not gotten as much freshness from other batches. The finish is medium long and this is very easy drinking. Not quite chuggable...but half a bottle could be gone before you realize it.
Unlike Adam - I think Batch 3 was slightly better...
This is really good stuff! Delicious, very alive and "fresh" tasting. Sweet, with honey and white raisins, figs, caramel, apples, pears. All of that in the nose and palate, in a just-right degree. After time I get some mild mulling spices and cardamom, with a little hint of mandarin orange.
I think I like it just as much as Batch 3. Way too easy to drink!
Orange amber color. The nose is very sweet and complex, with floral elements, plum, honey, spring grass, and especially after time red berry and fruit elements enveloped everything. The palate is sooo tasty and balanced between the sweet elements on the nose and some spiced sherry elements. The finish is light and nice. Way too easy to drink. I like this more than batch #6; up in the air how I feel versus batch #3, would be a close call. [12/13/13]
n: delicious oak and base malt. Honey coated berries with more of a bourbon wood influence on the nose. Heavy on the buttery toffee and walnuts. Really nice with floral, cocoa, and ripe red fruit elements.
t: honeycomb on a graham cracker and golden plump raisins. A lot of caramel and pancake syrup and a light floral deliciousness to this that makes it so delicious and easy to drink. Delicious and spectacular whisky with a nice white frosting cinnamon roll finish.