At first sight, this bright straw-gold whisky has a ruby red hue. At first swirl, top notes of toasty new oak, almond nuttiness, caramel and vanilla rise from the glass followed by underlying notes that suggest nutmeg and stone fruit. Adding a touch of water brings out further notes of sweet spice and dark raisin. Round and robust with an incredibly smooth mouth-feel, a touch of woody tannin adds structure before a long, lingering finish that is smooth and sweet with flavours of nut and allspice.
Wayne Gretzky 99