N: Quite some power for 41.3% [like Velvet Fig WB]. On the nose, this is a fig sweet, cream vanilla, bitter/<sweet blend - and once you find out who and what is behind this blend, all becomes clear. So, here are the details: 5-8yo Speyside malts are shipped to Spain, aged in [sweet] Pedro Ximenez casks and then ‘Dalmorized’.
T: Boom, sugared raisins yet surprisingly a light sherriness if you will. Theres a slight harshness on development but its a splendidly put together blend with a straight forward, soft, pureed sweet development in the main.
F: Incredibly sustaining finish with sweet, creamy, oak but mainly its all raisins - hey ho! Theres an ‘old style’ oakiness on the finish - how is that done in such little time? Creamy to the last.
C: This gets better and better by the mouthful. Its a well blended malt no doubt and for £29 [June ’15] its hard to fault, apart from its overly sweet nature. What troubles me however is the ‘illusion of age’ involved here, age that isn’t consistent with the price or the length of maturation in the makeup of this presentation. This could be seen as the result of precise engineering & doctoring,…. or a blend at the cutting edge of technology. That may depend on your level of cynicism, knowledge or feeling i guess. At time of writing [Nov ’15], WB scores this 77.54, but despite everything, i think its better than that.
Scores a C[+]
C: The last batch i tried was ok [C[+]/83]. This batch is again a clean and very modern presentation but with no real complexity or depth really, and the over-bearing PX commits this blend to a bland, comestible cul-de-sac. i can see the appeal of this very sweet and clean presentation among newbies, but i think i’s important to tread with caution nomads!
Scores a C- 
C: Despite all the reaction both positive and negative, a lot of effort goes into the production of this blend with clear objectives: ‘fancy me, buy me, devour me’. A 'demolish malt’ says Kizzsmyth [Keiren]. The more i learn about the process behind the flannel, the more i appreciate it.
Still, it only just scores a C-
Further reading: WM86