N: We’re onto another level after the young yet excellent Clynelish, yet at an age where a trade-off can occur with more wood & possible depth but with a potential loss of vibrancy and colour. The jury is out.
T: Well you wouldn’t want too much more cask time. There’s a little putty and a little heat, more so with water [as Phil had indicated]. It pays off to drown this one, easily done and most effective with water in the mouth. Rather simple oaky barley water ensues. Careful management certainly pays off, eking out the nicely weighted oaked barley juice.
F: Drowned or neat there’s far less heat, though at the death it’s always mustard-y and earthy after a long barley sugar period. Plenty of foostiness at the tail which is only a little puttied.
C: Decent enough but another example that age is not always better.