N: This starts on soft grainy fruity gingery grasses into light cocoa powder [perhaps] at first, but moving far closer to Caramac later on. [Caramac is, according to wiki: ‘condensed milk, butter, various flavourings, and sugar’. We’ve barley sugar too, the grain certainly talking, but the predominant malt content makes sure everything about this blend is in check.
T: Typically the other way around, this distillate-forward blend tells us that a 60/40 malt/grain ratio is the right way to go. What this culminates in is a grassy-waxy barley floral tropical fruit and gingery chewiness.
F: ‘Straight from the grain’ says Louise, who remarks that the finish is really long because of it. True that.
C: Excellent blended whisky, a must for grain fans and whisk[e]y fans alike. Like with batch #1, ‘you can’t spot the seams’.
I pose a question: ‘Would Louise consider releasing a single cask bottling, if she found an exceptional cask in the library? Yes, is the answer and indeed Chapel Gate already did that with a 1991 vintage titled ‘The Chosen’ [WB] currently priced at £4990 at biwine!