Nose: Over-ripe banana, vanilla cookie dough, honey, stale pink musk stick-lollies, dusty, sweet.
Taste: Fisherman's friend cough drop-aniseed, cinnamon, ginger, certainly contradicts the nose; nothing overly sweet, well not enough to accurately indicate anyway besides the slight creaminess.
Finish: Smooth, short to medium with a very faint wave of ground pepper and aniseed.
Comment: This is my second tasting of Suntory's “Royal-NAS”, and I should point out that it was from a miniature. On this occasion, though I don’t normally, I felt the urge to add a few drops of water. In my opinion, doing so takes this blend to another level. Quite rewarding.
Reviewed by Clint A