T: Ok, actually works neat but takes some water. Huge arrival of oaky-grain, sweet honey-comb, caramel and waxy-buttery, vanilla-corn-candy covering the palate entirely. Theres a tannic vegetal note and toasted sweet-sour corn into the finish, salivating mouthfeel, honeyed, buttery, sometimes a little [grain] sour,….rich, tasty with much lip-smacking on maple syrup, pistachio nuts,….
F: Toasted corn mellows a tad to reveal a chewy grain sealed in fresh yet forgiving oak. Like a bourbon finish but long and extended with vanillas, some light sour curd and tannins. Theres more savoury=sweet, buttery-fresh nuttiness, albeit dry after the fat lady has sung - with a toasted conclusion.
C: Rather impressive cask, showing many signs of complexity as a grain favourite of mine - the Clan Denny Strathclyde 9yo WB, but with twice the maturity. Tasty stuff easily recommended. Let’s move on to an older SMWS grain, a Girvan 27yo WB
Scores a B+ 89
Further reading: WI90