My grandmother was the matriarch of our family for many years. After her passing we all huddled together talking about what a life she’d lived, and how wonderful she was to everyone.
“Except if you got on her bad side.” someone said.
Everyone burst out laughing, and then in turn remembered being on the barrel end of that woman. It strengthened our pride in her legacy.
The reason I bring up this feisty and loving lady, is because she did something peculiar I’ve never seen anyone do since: eat a dry Weet-Bix, cut in half, buttered, with a slice of cheese between the halves. The dry crunchy wheatiness embedded itself into my mind. When I drink this whisky, that’s definitely one of the flavours that come through for me. There is also a fair share of apple and cinnamon, but the grain undertones hold this whisky together.
Unlike many whiskies, when you add some water, it doesn’t mellow out the drink. Instead it seems to fortify it! Strong spices come through, followed by a rounded sweetness.
I give this 4 out of 5.