Nose: Sweet, Port like. Oodles of cinnamon,vanilla, and spices. Feels like a bourbon nose. And i mean that in a positive way. fun fun fun!
Palate: What an impact on the palate this one has. sheer power (almost 60% ABV), and all is pretty darn good. Again, sweet, a combination of Bourbon and peat. what a nice idea. We loved it.
Finish: Sweat heather , then some smoke.
Bottom line :
I’m glad i talked Kfir in to get this one at WL 2010. It’s a one of a kind HP, very special, and very good. I was not the only one feeling like it. Too bad Kfir does not care for it (as i told him, i will gladly accept this as a token of his friendship ). I wish i could get one of the shelf (hint). only 600 beauties ever made. such a pity.
I was really disappointed to find that this bottling—in fact, NO special bottling from any distillery—was made available for buying or even tasting at Whisky Live in Toronto. By the sound of your review, I sure would have liked to bring a bottle back home with me.
Actually, I'm not so sure that you do! I'm assuming by "200% tax" you mean a 100% markup in taxes over the original price. Our "taxes"—as in, the markup by the government agency—on whisky are similarly outrageous. Certain locals have noted that anything less than a 60% markup is a "good" deal by our standards, but I have regularly found markups well over 100%.
Anyway, let's not compete over who has it worse—let's sort out how we can make it better!