N: Immediately likeable nutty grain with a rice sweetness, light waxy fruits, vanilla ice cream, dessert fruits, rum…. and much more
T: More distillate led than I would normally like from a grain but this one is special indeed, displaying lovely sugars and rich esters. Though there’s little mutation, there are instead continuous waves of intent and solid forward movement throughout, with good body, form and mouthfeel. Very decent.
F: Long seeping finish, first on chocolate [50% cocoa] before concluding with hedge leaves & vanilla with a bitter-sweet edge.
C: Really good, love it. Next we tried an oldie Invergordon for a good comparison alongside the Compass Box ‘Maximus’ to come. WB
Scores a B[+]