Spica Edition number 2 from North Star Spirits. This time 29 years old and a completely different whiskey.
When I first put it to my nose I was not impressed and at first sip I was disappointed. It was anything but what I had imagined.
Spica 20 years old was sweet and filling, this was was next to the opposite.
I poured a little more into the glass and out into the kitchen and did the dishes.
Just over 20 minutes later I was sitting at the table again, ready to give Spica 29 years another chance.
I’m really glad I did – it was a whole different experience. Now came more of the raisins, sweetness, plums and the lovely malt notes I had hoped to find.
In other words, this is a dram you have to honor the length of the maturation time by giving it time to wake up.
If you have patience you will get a nice dram.
You will sometimes be in doubt whether it is a single malt or a blended whiskey you have in the glass.
Open it – Let it wake up with a little air – Savor it
You must leave it at least 15 minutes till it has gotten some air, then it becomes delicious and elegant.
It is very different from its 20 year old predecessor which was very sweet in the taste.
𝘽𝙤𝙩𝙩𝙡𝙚𝙧: North Star Spirits
𝙉𝙖𝙢𝙚: Spica – Limited Edition No.2
𝘼𝙜𝙚: 29 Years old
𝘼𝙡𝙘 %: 45.5 (Cask Strength)
𝘾𝙖𝙨𝙠𝙨: European and American Oak
𝙉𝙖𝙩𝙪𝙧𝙖𝙡 𝙘𝙤𝙡𝙤𝙪𝙧: I believe it is
𝘿𝙞𝙨𝙩𝙞𝙡𝙡𝙚𝙙 𝙞𝙣: 1989
𝘽𝙤𝙩𝙩𝙡𝙚𝙙 𝙞𝙣: 2019
𝙇𝙞𝙢𝙞𝙩𝙚𝙙: 1000 bottles
🅼🆈 🆃🅰🆂🆃🅸🅽🅶 🅽🅾🆃🅴🆂
👃: Clear grain to start, pepper, dust, after some time there is sweetness and if you give it air there will be some more raisins and dried fruits
👄: Pepper, a little roasted caramel, raisins, pears, milder than the aroma, a little plum, oak, more malt flavor than grain, vanilla. Again with air comes more sherry filling
😋: medium long, some oak wood, a little bitterness, plums, dried fruits
𝙄 𝙬𝙞𝙡𝙡 𝙜𝙞𝙫𝙚 𝙩𝙝𝙞𝙨 𝙬𝙝𝙞𝙨𝙠𝙮: 🥃🥃🥃 (3/6) – Without given time in the glass.
I have to give this one two ratings because it changes quite a bit when you give it time in the glass. Give it 20 minuets in the glass
𝙄 𝙬𝙞𝙡𝙡 𝙜𝙞𝙫𝙚 𝙩𝙝𝙞𝙨 𝙬𝙝𝙞𝙨𝙠𝙮: 🥃🥃🥃🥃 (4/6)
🅼🆈 🆁🅰🆃🅸🅽🅶 🆂🆈🆂🆃🅴🅼
🥃🥃🥃🥃🥃🥃 – 𝙀𝙭𝙩𝙧𝙖𝙤𝙧𝙙𝙞𝙣𝙖𝙧𝙮 𝙬𝙝𝙞𝙨𝙠𝙮 – 𝙙𝙚𝙛𝙞𝙣𝙞𝙩𝙚𝙡𝙮 𝙖 𝙠𝙚𝙚𝙥𝙚𝙧
🥃🥃🥃🥃🥃 – 𝘼 𝙗𝙚𝙖𝙪𝙩𝙞𝙛𝙪𝙡 𝙬𝙝𝙞𝙨𝙠𝙮 – 𝙊𝙣𝙚 𝙛𝙤𝙧 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙨𝙝𝙚𝙡𝙛
🥃🥃🥃🥃 – 𝙂𝙤𝙤𝙙 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙄 𝙙𝙤𝙣’𝙩 𝙝𝙖𝙫𝙚 𝙩𝙤 𝙩𝙝𝙞𝙣𝙠 – 𝙈𝙮 𝙚𝙫𝙚𝙧𝙮𝙙𝙖𝙮 𝙙𝙧𝙖𝙢 𝙢𝙖𝙮𝙗𝙚
🥃🥃🥃 – 𝙉𝙤𝙩 𝙗𝙖𝙙 – 𝙄’𝙡𝙡 𝙙𝙤 𝙞𝙩 𝙖𝙜𝙖𝙞𝙣 𝙨𝙤𝙢𝙚 𝙙𝙖𝙮
🥃🥃 – 𝙄𝙩 𝙬𝙖𝙨 𝙛𝙪𝙣 𝙩𝙖𝙨𝙩𝙞𝙣𝙜, 𝙗𝙪𝙩 𝙄 𝙢𝙞𝙜𝙝𝙩 𝙣𝙤𝙩 𝙙𝙤 𝙞𝙩 𝙖𝙜𝙖𝙞𝙣
🥃 – 𝙇𝙚𝙩’𝙨 𝙟𝙪𝙨𝙩 𝙨𝙖𝙮 𝙄 𝙝𝙖𝙫𝙚 𝙩𝙧𝙞𝙚𝙙 𝙞𝙩