Jim Murray : Almost arrogantly consistent: you know pretty well what you are going to get...and there it is. In this classic whiskeys case a whole bunch of honeycomb and vanilla, always more delicate than it first appears; salivating delivery with rye and barley absolutely hammering on the palate. The corn oil is there not for the flavour but effect - it is a fabulous mixture of dates and Demerara rum having the biggest say; wonderfully long with the oak toastiness now really beginning to bite... No whiskey in the world has a more macho name, and this is not for the faint-hearted. Big, hard in character and expansive, it drives home its point with gusto, celebrating it's explosive finish.
Tasting Note: Toasted nuts, grain, oak on the nose with a rich, sweet, woody, full-bodied, almost fruit-like palate and a long, rich glowing finish.