Nose: medicinal, hints of leather and burned matches. sweet vanilla, fruits, juicy red apples, stewed pears, raisins, nutmeg and cinnamon
Palate: sour, like unripe hard green apples and pears, vanilla, white pepper, metallic
Finish: rather artificial and metallic, leather and burned matches, overripe fruits.
Conclusion: Overall, the nose brings out the best characteristics in this whisky, but the palate and finish throw her around to some very eccentric corners in the flavour field, and I am just not a big fan of that.
More info: Peter Arkle is a New York based graphic artist, whose drawings remind me a little of Andy Warhol's work. He has done some artwork and labels for anCnoc whisky in the past, where this label is the third in the series that carries his name, and is inspired by and linked to something at the distillery.
This whisky has matured in ex-Bourbon barrels and ex-Sherry butts. A maximum of 1000 cases (making 12.000 bottles) will be available.