[69.5%・7 Years Old・Distilled in 2002・Bottled in 2009・Buffalo Trace Bottling・Limited Release]
Big peppery nose at first, then cinnamon, Chinese hawthorn, charred oak, orange and tanned leather. Eye watering pungent spices.
Palate & Finish:
A thick maple sweetness first appeared on the palate, a couple of lemon twists to lift the body as the caramel and milk chocolate moves in along with apricots and tea.
The spices and oak take over in the finish.
I suppose one ought to buy into the idea of full proof rye to fully appreciate this dram, not exactly a problem for Australians now is it..