Colour: Light caramel.
Nose: Some sweet malty notes, a touch of lemon. But a little underwhelming to be honest.
Palate: Like how I imagine I approach the dance floor, it’s a smooth and cool entry. Others no doubt will have a different view! There’s a rich spiciness; toffee and pepper notes dance on the tongue. Muscatels and caramel fudge.
Finish: Quite a long warm tingle on the front of the palate with a long, drying mouthfeel to finish.
Comments: The nose didn’t suggest too much, but the palate is where this whisky is at. Quite pleasant, though as a travel retail exclusive (i.e. only available from duty free stores) I wouldn’t suggest planning an overseas trip for the sole purpose of grabbing a bottle.
Overall, it’s quite an easy drinking whisky with some nice flavours, the kind of dram you can pour and enjoy without thinking too deeply about it. And sometimes that’s just the kind of whisky you feel like, one that doesn’t require your full attention.