My first Inchmurrin and what a surprise! One of the oddest and most malt-forward whiskies I've had the pleasure of tasting. A little chemical and a 'shy' sherry cask influence, but what a great malt this has become. Lots of earthy and malty notes. Take your time with this one, let's say an hour, and it will take you on a journey. A journey on taking way too many notes as it constantly evolves.. I like it very much, a bit weird and not an everyday dram. Littlemill lovers, you'll probably love this one too.
'Not your standard sherried whisky, this is' as Yoda would say. Very malt forward and it has a peculiar chemical and earthy smell, reminiscent of a rum too. Overripe to almost moldy banana, tangerine, kiwi, orange, citrus zest and cherry. Then praline, milk chocolate, brown sugar, hazelnut and walnut. Gets very bready and weird now with malt, tea, plastic, pine needle, pencil shaving and wasabi. This is an odd one but malt and cask go in perfect harmony. You could say this has some Littlemill character in it. Pretty surprising.
Not too soft nor too heavy of an arrival. Very earthy, less fruity and concentrating on darker flavours. Orange peel and marmalade, apricot, banana and kiwi lead to assorted chocolate, honey, lemon sherbet, jaffa cake, sultana and toffee. Again very malty and bready here, next to that there's damp earth, mushroom, tobacco, salt, pepper, pine and a touch of smoke. Further on Iberico ham, beef stock, plastic, wood polish, sawdust and a minor hint of sulfur. That's some complexity there. Again reminiscent to Littlemill, but could even be a Millstone combined with Springbank type of dirtiness. This is a pleasure to taste as we don't get this profile very often.
Medium to long, bread, dark chocolate, ginger and Belgian trappist beer.