Ultimatum #5 “The Challenge” opens modestly with hints of rich oak paired with fortified wine notes. It is a whisky whose true aromaticity takes time to develop os sit back and let the spirit evolve in the glass.
Once the whisky opens up there is a plethora of red fruits and hints of subtle citrus. Dashes of vanilla and caramel but these take time to tease out of the glas.
The palate is true to the nose and introduces another key flavour element, viscosity! Fully coating the palate is stewed blackcurrant and fig: consecutive sips introdue creamy citrus pastry tarts that build with intensity.
A great whisky to sit back and enjoy..