Please take into account that these are my personal tasting notes and personal experience, as such you may interpret this whisky very differently from me.
I want to say a huge thank you to Chris Allen who supplied me with this sample along with a few others. I’m very grateful to him for giving me the chance to try this fantastic dram!
Oak and smoke giving way to fruit – I got apples at first followed by raspberries. Then vanilla, cinnamon and lots of honey.
With water: Lots more emphasis on the honey and a touch of sea salt coming through.
Oak and smoke, followed by vanilla then the apple came through again adding a tartness to it. Then spice giving way eventually to sweet, creamy and slightly nutty.
With water: Floral notes – strong sense of Parma Violet sweets.
Spicy, nutty and smoky but after awhile a fruitiness took hold. Not apples this time – more tropical, pineapple perhaps?
With water: Vanilla coming through on the finish.
I really enjoyed this…. I mean really enjoyed this! After trying this I think I’ll make the Offerman Family Recipe a staple part of my diet from now on.
Honestly though this is well worth your time and although smoky I’d still say it’s a good bet for people who don’t enjoy smoky/peaty drams. You can currently get a 20cl bottle for £12.95 at The Whisky Exchange (bargain) if you don’t want to splash out a full £47 on a 70cl bottle.
Taken from The Classic Malts Website.
Rich sweetness and fruits – oranges, lemons and pears, with sea-salt and peaty smokiness.
A full, rich, almost oily malt.
Mouth-filling late autumn fruits – dried figs and honey-sweet spices; followed by a smoky malty dryness.
Long, smooth-sweet finish with oak-wood, dryness and a grain of salt.