N: The consensus around the room is immediately positive. It’s a nose with wide appeal given the varied & familiar whisky traits it shares with good Scotch in general. Namely, dusty/earthy & grassy notes with biscuit, raisins, After Eight=Peppermint [-leaf says Phil], oily tropical fruits and hessian dried candy. The [US] oak comes out later, slightly hollow [in a good way], that reveals decent ageing in my book. Lovely nose.
T: It’s a sweet enough, grassy, barley, citrus malt, spicy hot and with a snappy, narrow bite.
F: A satisfying decent-length finish on oily-dry, bourbon vanilla - that hollow character talking once again.
C: There are guesses all over the shop from all of us: grain, Irish, Lowland, Highland, 12yo, 38yo? I plumbed for an 18yo Cragganmore. ’Twas a mere £75 back in the day.Scores a B-