Distilled: 2000 - 10 year-old
Vatting of sherry, hogshead, and puncheon casks
Nose: Sherry, musk, marmalade jam, herbs, molasses, orange liqueur, new upholstery.
Taste: Sherry, spice, cloves, and slightly raisiny.
Finish: Rich, semi-complex, with a linger of spice and treacle.
Comment: Certainly much more pleasurable this time around than the first time, which was at the Hanshin tasting session. I tried the tinniest of portions from a small plastic shot cup. On this occasion I had one or two whiskies before getting amongst The Taster, next time I will start with it straight of the bat and see what happens. Maybe a change will occur? Either way it was quite pleasing.
Review by Clint A