White Oak Distillery SM Aged 5 Years. 45%abv

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Nose: The colour is honey and the nose follows suit. Is this only 5 years old? No roughness at all! Also soft oak, tinned apricots, pear, treacle and fresh dough. Smooth and balanced.
Palate: Honey and treacle on crumpets, soft oak, pear, dough, nutmeg and ginger.
Finish: Nicely spicy, yet also creamy, with good length. Some mineral-like qualities and lingering………lingering smoke. Where did that come from?
General Comment: Really fantastic for the age.
Rating: 82/100

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