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From a 5cl bottle from the Trinity pack, bought in 2016. This is still from stock bought from Beam when they bought the Cooley distillery and still as advertised from stock aged up to 23 years.
Colour is light but deep golden.
Nose is really quite distinctive. The first whiffs of honeyish barley malt and crystal cereal notes of unmalted grains, are soon consumed by some wonderful big citrus fruity notes or lemon and grapefruit, citrus peel, fresh bread dough, baked french bread, vanilla and a little bit of banana ester and icing sugar. There's some white wine vinous notes going on here. Buttery white burgundy and lemon chardonnay.
Body is rich, full flavoured.
On the taste the citrus notes are fantastic. Grapefruit, lemon, citrus rind, slight honey and spice, some of that crystal cereal unmalted barley grain, little banana ester note, lemony white wine chardonnay or Chablis vinous.
Finish is all about the fruit citrus grapefuit, white wine vinous and some warming hotness in the back of the throat.
So good that I'm tempted to buy a bottle.