N: Another robust one with a complex squidgy spongy density that the 26yo Coleburn couldn’t provide. From fruit sugars to seaside salts, paints, inks and oils, this one sings beautifully for a 26yo. Who doesn’t adore aged malts that have become sweaty-sweet and with those subtle old dusty layers that conjure memories of yesteryear?
T: A bitter-sweet sweaty lemony old Speysider, the style of which I never [have enough of to] tire of. Thinner than I’d hoped, but the carry is true, containing all manner of descriptors and chemical reactions that few whiskies are ever allowed to develop.
F: This one won’t be stopping short. Like the last North Port, the finish is fully sustained and reflects all that has gone before.
C: It’s hard to imagine any whisky fan not at least appreciating this whisky or its immutable style. Easily scores 91 points