a very "reduced" / thickened aroma, deep and heavy at the beginning, light Grain notes but rather very hard to recognize. Already at the first tasting I had the impression that I would never recognize the blind as Grain. Rather than spicy malt.
The age shows with oak, tart seasoning, herbs, followed by sweet caramel, vanilla, very sweet, strongly cooked apple compote, real cinnamon stick (rather tart-woody than cinnamon-sweet), honey, pudding cream, cream sweet, ripe, crushed banana or Banana milk, freshly sawn softwood
very pleasant full, set, old, first sweet and creamy with tart honey notes (forest honey?) later bitter, "chewable", great alcohol, oak, herbaceous, vanilla, cereals, a hint of coconut and tree resin
nice long and warming, nutty, creamy, herbs remain long, furniture polish
no doubt a great old Grain. Very tasty and very good quality. Point. I did not expect anything else from Dinos bottlings. His bottlings are so easy to recommend blind. However, if I had to compare this bottling with his new Ardmore, I find the Ardmore "more surprising" good or more extraordinary. The Invergordon is simply very good without that he would have surprised me especially.