gibson’s 12 year old

Alc.40%

Bottle:

A squat, rotund looking keg like bottle. It’s the gibson’s look.

Nose:

Right off, sawdust and clean oak, with some flowers forefront. Typical wood notes of vanilla and sweet dark sugars. It has a thick smell to it. Notes of fresh golden fruit.

Palate:

Sweet then spicy, then hot. The whole ride is very creamy and thick. Burnt sugar, a good dose of oak, white pepper. fruity, like unaged grappa, suggestion of grape skins. Woody with fresh matchsticks. Classic creamy corn with a loud shout of rye spices. Cloves and cinnamon sit on the palate, before, during and after the pepper wears off.

score: 83