A little alcohol burn, apples and pears in the taste. Caramelised apples that is, and vanilla. All the great things from the smell comes forward in the finish, and for a whisky bottled at 43%, it is quite flavourful and long!
On the nose it seems much more elegant than an 8 year old whisky! The youthfulness shows in the taste, but the finish takes you back to this elegancy! I wouldn’t have guessed this to be 8 years old! Outclasses many older refill cask bottlings! I will give this 87/100 (22/21/22/22).