A little a-typical nose for an Inchmurrin. I miss the extremely fruity / grassy body a bit. It does have it but not as excessive as I often get with Inchmurrin.
The nose is dirty and somewhat moldy. Not directly unpleasant but just different. The metal/copper flavor is a bit disturbed by something like rubber. Apple compote, stewed pears, bittersweet plumb juice. It feels like ‘messed with’ fruits, not just normal fruits. Vanilla cream yoghurt and burnt cinnamon sticks give a spiced twist. The whole appears funky and earthy somehow. A really different style of Inchmurrin on the nose that’s for sure!
Smooth, silky and even a bit waxy. Sweet and a wee bitter upon arrival. Where the nose was really funky and different, the palate offers more ‘normal fruits and spices. In my opinion chili peppers are a bit prominent and the alcohol hasn’t been really greatly integrated. Mild spices like vanilla, honey and fudge appear to take the lead after a while.
The finish is a continuation of the palate mainly. It focuses on sweet and almost candy-like flavors. Honeyed candy, honeyed licorices, vanilla sweets and chocolate caramel candy like in those Rolo candy rolls.
I wonder in what exact preset of the lomond stills this one has been distilled. To me it seems to be a regular ex-bourbon cask but something is definitely going on around the spirit. I suspect a less resistant preset which gives more room to heavy parts.