Color: Medium amber with a copper shine and quick and thick legs.
Nose: Straw, dry hay and caramel brittles. Dusty and chalky... Crunchy malt, dried apples and dried papaya. Woolen blankets, asparagus and oat. I am very much enjoying this green and yellow nose at this moment.
Palate: Malt, apple skins and toasted grains. Tarragon, rock salt and lightly charred oak. Cask aged genever, Scottish tablets and dandelion leaves. Beautiful ex-bourbon barrel maturation... Cream soda, dried pineapple rings and vanilla. It's grassy, dusty and creamy.
Finish: Medium with white pepper, ground coriander and ground ginger.
Overall: Stunned... I want this whisky in my whisky cabinet as soon as I can find a bottle of. This is the type of whisky that made me fall in love with ex-bourbon matured whiskies more than a decade ago. It's grassy, dusty and cereal. Packed with tropical fruits, vanilla and bitter greens. Another wonderfully spirit forward and crunchy session/pub whisky from Loch Lomond and I certainly liked it way more than the Loch Lomond 12yo I tasted last week. And it costs 40 bucks a bottle... Seriously, I have to get a bottle of this.