N: Heinz sandwich spread [so a little corn syrup],.... and then even more sandwich spread. I must find out what's in that stuff and discover it's connection with both the whisky & food industries, as it’s a note that comes up often - apart from corn syrup that is. This is so generically G&M. Apologies for keep mentioning that, but frustratingly it's all too true. So that translates as over-ripe fruits and stewed fruits with rhubarb and a little cubed candied ginger the main players. Seriously though, those fruits are on the edge of turning into fermenting brown squished things. Settles down as a thick, concentrated nose.
T: Starts off with a similar kind of density also with a touch of tomato/Worcester sauce - almost. Then it becomes oaky with a little varnish - very oaky in fact with oaked vanillas. Then,.... then it's lovely with super form to the finish. A good recovery.
F: Dry, heathery butter with more ripe apples. It lingers, it really lingers. Finishes with cigars, caramelised cigars - now there's a thing!
C: There’s much to be discovered at Teaninich but grrr, this is as much about the generic G&M 1970’s profile as it is about the distillery. I shouldn’t complain, i also love that old style. it's good whisky if you can get it, if you can get it,…. [name that song?] Before I collapse, let's try one more. Let’s finish with a Lowland WB.
Scores a B-