Color: Yellow gold, straw color with fast moving but quite oily legs.
Nose: Cream puffs, tea biscuits and breakfast cereals. Woolen scarves, chamomile tea and vanilla. Dried apple and pineapple rings, crunchy dry malt and oatmeal sugar cookies. After letting it air a little: Roasted hazelnuts, almond skins, pine needles and linden flowers. A few drops of water elevates oaky aromas: Carpenter's shop, autumn foliage and chestnuts. Woody, nutty and grainy...
Palate: Toasted oak, vanilla and salted caramel. Craft American Bourbons, canned pineapples and yellow plums. A few drops of water works just perfect on the palate: Incredibly creamy now. Cream soda, pasty cream and caramel eclairs. Young Calvados and coconut cream pie.
Finish: Long with a tingling sensation on the tongue. White pepper, ground ginger and coriander seeds. Wood shavings and rock salt.
Overall: Amazing whisky as expected and a great homage to the whisky that started all. Unfortunately sold out in most of the markets but it's worth to keep your eyes open in case you catch one on a shelf. Thanks to James Saxon for taking the lead in creation of this wonderful whisky, thanks to Scott Ellis Western the Region Manager of Compass Box for sending me this sample and of course thanks to John Glaser for all..!