Yet more pinups, can we have Betty Grable next time? What’s more, a secret Lowlander is intriguing, who would want to keep a Lowlander secret? Colour: gold. Nose: yet another activated cask in, well, in action, with some fudge, butterscotch, shortbread, strawberry pie, and a feeling of Cuban rum. Havana Club cask strength – do they do cask strength? With water: thin mints and chocolate stout, that’s cool! Mouth (neat): seemingly pretty good, just a tad strong. But I rather love these hints of chicory coffee, Nescafé, and Ovaltine. Almost works like Proust’s madeleine to me. With water: mint cream and cloves in coffee. Sounds weird, I know. Crude chocolate. Finish: long and very Guinnessy, if I may. Malt and coffee in the aftertaste. Comments: I’m all for these modern younger warriors, as long as nobody drowns them into wine (what, what PX?) Which was not the case here. As for the ‘Lowland’ part, well, anyone who would have been able to detect the region here would have won my utmost and most eternal consideration.
SGP:551 - 86 points.