Better late than never I bring to you my thoughts on the whopping Hubris, a 58.9% cask strength behemoth, and what a dram we have.
Nose. Barbecued corn with tonnes of melted butter, yeah really, sweetness too, toffee and fudge with some vanilla notes but more like a spiced rum than a sweet. If left in the glass there is a hint of aniseed and some red chilli flakes.
Palate. A mixture of sweet and spice, think of buttered toast with honey and black pepper and you’re on the right path. Some nutmeg, clove, thyme and then oak, vanilla and double cream.
Finish. Wee touch of smoke, bitter chocolate and treacle.
This is a complex dram for something I assume is pretty young, it needs a load of time in the glass and the added water brings out so much flavour you’d be mad to just swig this back.