First off the official bottle picture must have been photoshopped - the liquid is not that dark - at first I though it was clear like new make but there is a little gold in the colour. 64% grain and 36% malt at around 3yo is going to have that much colour. What is misses in colour is offers in taste, there's no new make hints or off notes, very drinkable, very tasty. I'm sure a little more ABV would have added to the complexity but at 40% it still has something to offer. The first fill ex-bourbon giving both spice and vanilla notes to the dram. Worth a try. This is Workshop Series release 1, I can't wait to see what else Borders have up their sleeves!
Orchard fruit to start: stewed pears, apples and a little vanilla custard. There's some honey, oak and a hint of peppery spice.
Sweet arrival, a little thin but it is only 40%. Honey, toffee, syrup notes. The liquid coats the mouth leaving the orchard fruit notes from the nose, a little digestive biscuit and
a warming bite of spice.
Lingering oak spice, pear drops and a little vanilla ice cream.