Coffee dregs and pineapple vodka (not sweet though). Wood spices and play-dough , citrus and some bitter almond in the bottom. Almost hints of grilled peach and fruit salts (is there such a thing as fruit salt? I'm thinking a salt that has a yellow fruit note...).
This was a great bottle, very Ben Nevis fruity!
Bright and lively! Hay (cut and dried), loads of fruits, hints of flowers and very subtle malt. Rich pastry notes with apricot and peach schnapps. Pineapple upside down cake,hints of vanilla and varnish. Yellow plums, flint and dry cocoa in the bottom with hints of lemon and mint in the background.
Surprising power here, but not in the way you'd think. That almost 60% ABV still comes across as soft and dignified like a 43-46% dram. The power comes with the wallop of flavour it brings with it! Spice and wood notes start up with a brine note playing second fiddle. The malt comes in strong next with more pineapple in tow. A warm fruit compote with some sort of... what I can only describe as yellow flowers. Roots and rich gobs of dried fruit (papaya), shortly follow this up with a wood smoke or cocoa dryness. The cocoa comes in a little more strongly as it transitions towards the finish with just a slight hint of struck match in the background.
The heat shows up here from the ABV, but it still doesn't overwhelm the finish. Daisy... or maybe cooked daisies with more yellow plums (also cooked). Good dutch cocoa and more toasted oak here. Some astringent notes, specifically astringent peach, and a rather hot dryness. The dryness is very welcome as shortly afterwards your mouth begins watering; yearning for the next sip!