N: Malty sweet – very malty sweet, cream-icing sweet,… moreish dessert smorgasbord-sweet with a few sips of white coffee. However, it isn’t saccharine sweet so it makes for a delicious dessert dram on the nose.
T: Soft edgy sweet grassy ~> chalky arrival, a little water going a long way to promote the well-tempered/balanced and moreish [yet restrained] sherried raisin maltiness, again a touch grassy. Tastes older than it is. Perhaps that’s a perception born from its slight softness? Maybe it didn’t work so well at 46%, or even 45 or 44%?
F: With a malty > chalky mouthfeel and chew throughout, we conclude with numerous glimpses of dried fruits in various forms along with a very quiet rootsy aniseed note.
C: This is one Ralfy picked out and I can see why. There’s something beguiling about it, an honest vulnerability without the need for a noticeable heavy-handed finishing. Good whisky/price ratio given the distillery.