N: Given its composition im finding the nose challenging, and to complicate matters its a totally different beast 30 mins later, but all the time working a treat. It would benefit me not to overcomplicate this more than it already is on paper. Of course, its a compacted/complex single malt blend, with deep fungal notes and putty=aromatic spices. Ill leave it there.
T: My palate accepts the first deep fungal wave as the lights in the Dornoch Castle Whisky bar herald the end of the working week and the beginning of the weekend – ive been here all day, and with no signs of stopping. Theres a band on later, wonder if ill make that?
F: Doesnt hang around, imagine all of those malts finishing short. Did they all cancel each other or is that the nature of most of the 104 [well aged] vintage drams?
C: Thankyou Phil, a real treat. The highlight is the arrival as the palate receives and the mind perceives all that whisky history & malt calibre in one hit. Theres a lot of cancelling out though, and as is often the way with blends/blended malts, despite all the provenance they are more often than not intended & blended to be knocked back. Slainte!Not scored, not intentionally – i simply got distracted and forgot. [Mid-high 70’s possibly].