This is the 10th edition of Big “G” ’s special releases and the first one to offer 102 proof. The long necked copper stills again prove very special whisky comes from tradition, my guess is even a rookie could make magic with one. The nose is very fruity and lighter than expected. The catch here is using home grown yeast in the fermenting process and frankly that seems a tad gimmicky, but they never do consult me. I found spicy vanilla and cookie flavors mixed with subtle citrus. Very tasty and creamy….There is zero peat but a very nice and complex thickness, weird but real. The usual barrels gave a lovely amber tint and keep the water away, you’d ruin the character. The finish was malty and sweet with some serious staying power. Truth be told , no rookie could make this winner, the copper still is one of mankind’s greatest inventions, like the airplane, and the string bikini. Rated a solid 8, best enjoyed with a spring view at sunset.
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