Manny (one of the three Ms) gave me 2 days before the release of the Moon a sample of this one, and ask me to try to taste and smell what it could be. Below my remarks as i found them while tasting it semi blindly (he had told me the age and the %AVB)
Colour: light yellow goldish
Nose: Sweetness and vanilla. really a bit bourbonesque or at least an good ex bourbon cask. Some slightly toasted bread, also a hint still of alcoholic spirit left? Ah there is some good old velpon glue and some caramels and Haagse Hopjes (a type of Dutch sweets with a slight coffee and caramel flavour). So far I would say this is clearly the profile of a single grain.
taste: compared to the nose, more wooden notes, still very sweet, honey sweet. It feels a bit thick and oily, leaves a nice filmy layer behind on the tongue. It also has bit of a sharp note hidden somewhere
Finish: medium long, feels really fatty / oily. Still quite sweet and oaky and some spiciness comes along.
when asked by Manny if I would dare to take a quess, i took the educated guess for Invergordon.. and what do ya know, i was spot on. (educated: i have an Invergordon of my own at home, which is quite similar, and i know for a fact that Invergordon is known for being bottled by IBs)
overal: quite a good dram once again by the MMM guys, Mark, Manny, well done!