December 10th entry in this year’s whiskey Advent calendar which just arrived today.
Pineapple, leather, and old books in the nose. Weirdly, smells like a used bookstore. A little dusty.
Taste: a hint of orange peel. Pepper. Salt and sea air. Something bitter and undefinable.
The color is kind of a pale gold.
It has a long finish that tastes like chewing on a stick. Possibly a pencil. There is something mineral about the finish.
With a spot of water, there’s a weird citrus and herbal aroma that emerges, which is very familiar but I can’t quite place it. Finally at the very end butterscotch and caramel emerged very prominently, but only when I only had a sip left.