Mars Private Single Cask #1143 American White Oak 12YO 43% For Espoa

p1000887Nose: Big on apricots, vanilla and banana. Also lemon meringue pie, walnuts and creamy oak. Not complex but quite luscious.
Palate: Nicely spicy, nutmeg/paprika, banana, toffee, vanilla honey, apricots, measured oak.
Finish: Short on apricots, bananas, a little spicy then dry and minerally.
Last word: Not the most complex whisky but nothing off either. Nose is the highlight.

Rating: 82/100

2 thoughts on “Mars Private Single Cask #1143 American White Oak 12YO 43% For Espoa

  1. The nose sounds pleasant – I have yet to crack mine, I was primarily going to keep it for further down the track – possibly archive at least one. Perhaps I should give it ago sooner than later and what pleasantries my palate come up with.
    Clint

    • I’d probably crack it Clint. I’ve had number of American White Oak cask Mars that are a fair way better than this one. I think the low abv doesn’t help. Horses for coarse’s, but if I was picking and paying for my own cask I reckon I could have done better.

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