Matured in a US cask - medium char - this malt and the others coming up are all around +/-3.5 years old.
N: Sweaty bourbon-cask notes, there been more of the actual oak than its previous contents.
T: Now the cask and previous contents speak equally. This is sublimely controlled at strength. Tony tells me he waters the spirit down, lower than is standard, to his ideal strength before filling. Delicious sugar aromas develop.
F: Short as expected but those sugars linger.
C: Eden Mill, Yorkshire and Wolfburn [for example], have all found similar short-term success with these wee 50-litre casks. Here’s another astonishingly full-bodied malt at such a young age.
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