Fergus goes into some detail about how meticulously put together this 21yo is, but alas, I can’t keep up with the info. It’s been a long morning.
N: Initially smelling [rightfully] older than the first two, it soon appears more youthful/vibrant as it opens up. Raisins-forward with some toffee, tropical notes, stewed ginger sweets, I’d say the rum cask influence [on knowing] is evident but unassuming.
T: I can’t say I detect the rum influence too much on the palate. For me, this works better than the standard 18yo. With more tropical floral notes, spicy dry malt, fudge-putty, some desirable dryness,…. a sustaining hum follows,..
F: ,….. and follows,… It’s a hummer, woody and sweet into Murray Mints, a little hot chocolate,.. chocolate coffee liqueurs,..
C: Enjoyable [and fresh 21yo] whisky where the rum influence is discernible yet unobtrusive [even more abv grumbles].
[Scores 84 points]