Nose: Yes, this one’s a real kitty from Brora village, and nothing can hide that, from the first sniff: waxy and leafy and a bit autumnal (if I might say so), A bit dusty as well, with some nice minerality, but also a nice sweet note as well, mostly on green sour apples and maybe lime-infused sponge cake with the faintest hint of pear. further nosing reveals a hint of mint and more lime, more wax, and some wood char.
Palate: More lemony on the palate, with lemon and lime rind up front, maybe herbal as well, with cut grass, and grapefruit pith. The waxy/oily/dusty flavors are certainly here on the 2nd wave of sensations, and more of the green apple / unripe pear which turns creamier with vanilla and cereal notes towards the ending.
Finish: Medium long with the sweet cereals, salty shortbread, and waxy/dusty notes going on for some time…
Conclusion: I am quite the Clynelish lover myself (I am not alone, i know it) and this is a very well-made 10-year-old ‘Kitty’, by Decadent Drinks, looking fwd to more of their bottlings, so keep an eye for those coming soon!