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First impressions of the box holding the bottle was very high quality with crisp edges, a quick check with the protractor however showed that the box was slightly out of kilter with a 90.03 degree angle on the front left corner, lurching all the way to a 90.09 angle on the back left corner. Poor.
I opened the box and removed the bottle. It appeared to be made of glass, with labels affixed front and back, and some kind of a lid. On closer inspection the glue appeared to be of good quality, however a quick sniff confirmed by fears - there was no mistaking the woody undertones with an overlying aroma of the essence of decaying cockroaches - [EDITED BY MODERATOR] epoxy resin.
At first glance the liquid inside appears to be a clear amber - this doesn't mean much to me - the water in my toilet bowl right now is a similar colour, and you wouldn't catch me drinking that! (well, not again anyway).
As I poured the whiskey into the snifter I noticed that the whiskey poured with an apparent viscosity about .14 times that of water, WTF??
The first taste was without added water.
As it first hit my tongue I perceived round and nutty taste, with elements of squareness.
As I swirled it round my mouth half a dozen times and gargled it for a few seconds I detected the distinct undertones of burnt hair from the anus of a grizzly bear, whale semen, and the distinctive stench of Bigfoots scrotum having been stuck to his leg for 2 days while engaging in intense physical activity.
As I further swirled this whiskey on my pallet I detected notes of turkish coffee [EDITED BY MODERATOR] and tobacco ash mixed with flat beer.
The final swallow made me think of the taste left in your mouth when you have just vomited while drunk on tequila [EDITED BY MODERATOR]. All-in-all a shit whiskey, but improves greatly with the addition of coke and a handful of ice.