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Nose: The double wood is fruity, malty, with a smell of ingwer and leather, mandarine, heavily sherried, PX or Oloroso, oak wood, vanilla
Palate: Sweet on the palate
Finish: orange, not very long but pleasant
An all day dram per definition. In a bulbous tumbler you get very nice scent of vanilla. Very suitable after a long hot summerday on the balcony at twilight with a dark blue sky when the first stars apearing. Slainte.
This is the Batch 4 Bottling 1996 Single Cask Virgion Oak Barrel No. 7966, bottle 53/361 from Best Taste Trading
Nose: Vanilla, green oak and burnt sugar, slight smell of glue, honey wax
Palate: Sweet and sweet on the tongue
Finish: Honey and oak, short
With a little water:
Nose: Less woody and more honey, maybe some soy with furniture polish
Palate: Sweet and very slightly bitter, a little more oily
Finish: Clearly furniture polish and a little garlic, the finish is longer.
I bought this one at a local store in Himmelried (JBB Borer Getränke). I was extraordinary surprised by this one, what a PX expression.
Nose: What a PX opening, dark chocolate, raisins, a lot of dark fruits, fermented gras
Palate: sweet, slight bitter, hefty punch, but comes quite fast down and is easy to swallow
Finish: Ah again dark chocolatte with a clear cask influenced wooden note.
The Braes of Glenlivet (aka Braeval) is from Cask no 961 comes from the independent bottler Mr. Whisky, Germany
The nose is extremely nutty, and fino or oloroso sherry, also little almond.
The palate is sweet, oaky, oily.
The finish is again with a lot of sherry and hay.