Colour: Burnished amber
Nose: theMaster-blender got a fusion of tikka masala and chocolate; the Whisky-bard thought it bourbon-like; the Malt-meister said, “No, it’s more earthy and evo-sticky, like rum.” The oak spoke of wood shavings, coconut and pineapple, Demerara, cinnamon and vanilla; the Whisky-bard rattled on about ‘lucky potatoes’ (a confection from the old days). Palate: curry, cumin, cinnamon and chilli - what a spice tree! But softened by cocoa, vanilla and fruit (blood orange, pineapple, tropical fruits). Remarks: beautifully chewy, brilliant mouth-feel, lasting impact. The Malt-meister was transported, smiling, to a Caribbean beach; palm trees swaying. Distillery: in the Burgh of Tain.