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This bottle replaces my previous batch at just over 54%. I only really started to appreciate it a year after opening, and by the time I had my last dram I was wishing I had a couple more bottles.
This bottle was opened in early to mid January and has been gassed after each pour. This is my fourth or fifth taste. It has been a different dram each time. It started off with a tangy peat kick to it which has mellowed significantly, and (with my limited experience what I believe to be ) the signature spirit characteristics are starting to emerge.
Bear in mind I am recovering from a cold...
Nose: sweet sherry, ocean salt spray, vanilla,?citrus
Palate:mild peat, spice, warm, sweet, if you t your head back while sipping there's almost a menthol component. Nice thick mouth feel.
Finish: sour, salty, dry white wine.
This is a good batch. I will need to get another bottle of this. None available locally but I may have some options out west.
My question: are they discontinuing the 12 YO CS ? This is what I've heard. If so, ........pity.