First Impression: Lark RR 004

[62.3%・3 Years 3 Months Old・Bottled in 2017・Official Bottling・Limited Release]

Nose:

Slightly dusty, with an unexpected ashy oomph of smoke that brings about a thickness to the scheme of things.  An interesting mush of brown sugar, liquorice, a wee ginger flower note, roast meat perhaps, and certainly oak.

Palate & Finish:

Sweet Yakult and white sugar, the peat smoke that unfolds into vanilla custard and apple jelly with quite an astounding elderflower syrup note.  The numbing spices overbear somewhat, nutmeg, cloves and black liquorice on the back palate.

Hint of ginger in the finish to go with some lime zest.

Thoughts:

Some aspects of this I quite like, but I guess most days you can’t have everything..

-Nicholas