Too harsh / acidic / oaky for me in undiluted form. Though it's a refill, the hoggie has been very active, with a lot of green, peppery, gingery oak influence as a result. I've encountered this style a number of times in the revamped GM range, and I'm not a fan.
Glen Keith at this age can be so beautifully rich and creamy, and the nose here is still promising, but on the palate the cask overpowers it almost completely.
Water remedies the situation somewhat, but everything still remains pretty tart, acidic and peppery. Not ideal, if you ask me.
86 without, 88 with water.
There are flashes of what it could have been, but as things stand it's mostly tart, acidic oak juice... Very one-sided.
Lemony, oaky, and bitter.