Nose: Bright and fresh, vanilla, some hairspray, light fruit, slight hints of oak. Similar to the Cask 686, but less intense. The nose is OK, but lacks the complexity of the 686, including the wax and the candle. Too bad.
Mouth: Strong, menthol, slightly alcoholic, A very interesting aroma of old oak.
Departure: pricklend, menthol, astringent, here more oak is noticeable, as with the Cask 686. Long finish, again on oak and slight hints of peat smoke.
Conclusion: Similar to the Cask 686 but still different. In my opinion, the barrel was slightly less active and makes the whisky less interesting than the sister barrel. Still good whisky. One suspects, however, why it does not exist anymore, because a taste revelation this is unfortunately not here. Nevertheless, a terrific view into a bygone whisky world!