I’m down to the last dram already. Better take some notes and sum this one up. This bottle was procured at the Campbeltown Malts Festival 2019 [WLP]. It was one of a few bottles left in the cage after a few hours of early morning raiding.
N: Honeyed bourbon straw, suggestions of cheesy [& onion-y] straws, sweetened sawdust, cloudy/well-stewed orchard fruit juices, milky-sweet oat Hobnobs,…
T: With a lively start [the only obvious indicator of the high abv], we’ve Littlemill meets < Strathmill vibes in the form of a straight/candid grassy/straw barley profile with a soft-yet-cloudy lime-green citrus drive .,,,
F: .,,,, that steers towards a slightly [Mini]- milk-y [mild lactose], chewy-to-puckering narrow cloudy barley sugar finish and sour-ish dry savoury > sweet lemon conclusion.
C: In a nutshell: moderately aged, unadulterated barley spirit. I can imagine farmhouse whisky in the 1800s tasting like this. I forgot to score it. Like the price, it wouldn’t have been that high [probably low 80’s].