Dram Review: Timboon Port Expression (Bottled on 30 August 2016)

[40.0%・3 Years Old・Distilled in 2013・Bottled in 2016・Official Bottling・General Release]

Nose:

A cute dose of ginger flowers at first, followed by the bubble gum and green apples aromas that the distillery has gained a reputation for. There is an interesting ramune note with some playful artificial fruitiness, and some pepper on the back end.

Palate & Finish:

Absolutely fruity profile with the delivery running light and thin. Green apple vinegar with a fine brush of vanilla as more esters get released. It then grows quite gingery.

An easy finish, slightly malty with a hint of menthol.

Thoughts:

The ester-y profile is kind of wild and I do wonder how that came about. In saying that though I can see it being used to make a pretty rad summertime drink.

-Nicholas