I was piqued by the cask choice and the color of this grain, but sadly let down by its boozy body. Perhaps another 10 years in this cask or some other would have been in order? Had I tried a sample first, I would not have bought a bottle.
Edit: Seriously, this grain is not equal in quality to a good malt. You'll notice it getting better if you add just a little of just about any malt whisky. At €50 it would have been an interesting pick but at over €100 it's just not worth it.
After 1/2 the bottle is gone, I feel the best thing you can do with this is to pour 10-20% of some clean ex-bourbon Caol Ila in every glass of it.
Raisin booze. Really, lots and lots of raisins, a bit of chocolate, peanuts, acetone, and ethanol. With water, some chocolate wafers, and sadly, more acetone.
Sweet and raisin-y, but thin. Some liquor filled chocolates, but the ethanol is too much for me. WIth water it's less boozy, but also less everything else. Drinkable, but barely pleasant. After over half the bottle is gone, this still has a lighter and more spirity composition than any malt in my cabinet, and I think I would have enjoyed two bottles of any entry level single malt like Bunnahabhain 12 or Glendronach 12 much more than this rather pricy bottle. IMO grains rarely are equal to malts and here is a case in point.
Quiet, on chocolate raisins.