"Suntory Single Cask Whisky - The Owner's Cask 58 percent alcohol".
Distilled: 1997 - Bottled: 2009 - Cask number: BX 70190 - Cask type: hogshead - Bottling number: 73
Nose: Tinned fruit salad. Fruit Tingles. Vanilla, musk, new car upholstery, maple syrup, vanilla ice cream, lamingtons, flat cola, and Chico jelly babies. Then, white chocolate with dusty almonds and light honey (sounds like a Toblerone). Lurking - mellow hints of Licorice Allsorts.
Taste: Rich fruit salad syrup with sweet balsamic vinegar. Spicy Fruit Tingles. There is a lovely mouthful of custard tart and other assorted subtle spices. Again, that mellow hint of licorice is also present on the palate with cola. With time a dash of honey and nougat.
Finish: Sensational. Spice begins initially small then leaves an array of mixed prolonged spice on the palate. A welcoming party on your tongue.
Balance: Very well balanced and holds its weight and character. Quite silky with long lasting temptations.
Comments: Satisfying, worth having a dram of this malt during the evening. Bigger, better, bolder, and richer as time prevails both in the glass and in the bottle. Don't judge on your first glass.
Reviewed by Clint A