N: After the fairly jaded 8yo WB. this is strikingly bolder, richer, nuttier/huskier, fruitier and more honeyed presentation. Theres wild garlic in the mix along with fungal grassiness, plenty of deep but controlled sherry notes, sawdust and a lovely varnish glaze that would make an old single grain proud. Really good start.
T: Wow, what power, thats some punch for a 40% blend. Vibrant spicy & sherried spirit leads to tart lemon drizzle cake, more fungal grass and then an oaky chocolate murkiness once the strength subsides. Theres some oily depth bound within that vibrancy, a vibrancy thats hard to read between spirit or cask - probably its both.
F: More of that shoe polish oak like in the 8yo with murky/fresh, malty, vanilla candle wax notes to the line. Long-medium finish that concludes neatly after such capriciousness.
C: Good stuff. Lots of well aged [15+] casks involved with this one.
Scores a B-