Nose: Starts sweet, honey, raisins, crème brulle , sweet fruits strawberry, ( after the first sip I had some cherry in the nose) raspberry...some eucalyptus/menthol
T/D/ great consistency ...starts sweet again,sweet cherry ,crème brulle again (mix of burnt caramel, vanilla and cream), some other fruit I cannot define atm fresh banana maybe...then the oak pops in (definitely European) gingery, pepper, Kakao.. fruits coming back slight sour fruits now ...
F: getting dryer..Oak, Kakao, almonds, ginger/pepper, menthol ..medium to long
A nice IB Mac...ok you don't know for sure but the profile fits and it definitly resembles the 'Ruby' (last Mac I had recently) just not so settled and intense on the dark cherry side / definitely more intense in the oak notes on the palate . My guess would be that these stronger oak notes are the reason for Edrington to sell these Mac** or whatever casks - good for us ;) ... Overall still round and balanced nice cask selection no matter what it is...Takes some drops of water / brings out some nuttiness and overall more sour profile. I Start with 88 but it has potential upwards in my book.