Drum #B227, 6 bottle 238.
Wine guns, pineapple, citrus, almost hints of Sauternes, pan-fried pears, apples, bananas, vanilla and honey. The nose reminds me of the Teeling 21 years on some flavors. In the mouth, it's very different; very spicy and carried on dry oak, peppered with excess, it seems that the flavors have turned a little and it seems to come from the barrel. The alcohol is well felt, powerful, spicy and peppery even if it leaves room for more sweet flavors (honey, vanilla, Sauternes wine) and apple pie, a toffee hot caramel. The finish is peppery and strongly enhanced by spices and alcohol. Not impressed again, for the asking price it is the final disappointment until the checkout.
Far superior to all the Penderyn I have ever tasted, which makes it an "average" whiskey. For more than 700 $ the bottle, we are talking about the flight of the century (or "typo" of the century, like 70 $, it would be reasonable). How to identify a con? Simple, he bought one of these bottles. Nose: Very sweet and fruity fragrance. In fact, we swear to be dealing with calvados! Taste: Sweet, fruity, with ripe and sweet yellow apples. All is complemented by a touch of barley oak spices. The set seems pretty young, reminding me of a new make corn. Finish: A nice length, warm, fruity and slightly spicy.