Nose:Frosted Shreddies, coconut creme brulee and vanilla infused sugar. Sultanas moving into marmalade, a hint of blackcurrant. Baked apple slices in custard. With water it opens further with gummy bears, pear drops and a hint of fern, a subtle floral soapiness and some buttery toffee. Mr Whippy's ice cream oysters too.
Palate:After a second, oomph! Powerful and sweet toasty oak. Rhubarb and custard boiled sweets on the second sip. Water reveals foam bananas and a hint of bubblegum.
Finish:Slightly smoky oak and almond goodness, with water revealing some citrus that, whilst I don't like to quote official tasting notes, is indeed "refreshing".
Overall:Quite a bit sweeter, with more vanilla and less of the warming wood spice found in the ex-bourbon cask 16 year old, both of which are to be expected. It's very good, naturally (or n’_durrally... n’_durra also means natural... there's a joke in there somewhere).
A giant of Canadian whisky, created in 1858 and spending six long years in oak before bottling for the smoothest possible flavour.
A’_light’_and mild whiskey that is easy to mix, easy to serve and easy to call - especially the signature drink 7 & 7. A nose offering smokey, herbal and honey/maple...