N: I’ve never tried either Ladyburn or Inverleven so what a joy to try both at the same time, even if they are blended together. Whilst Bushmills nextdoor were offering their ’precious’ 21yo for a black token ??, William Grant and Sons seemingly wanted people to experience this rarity - gratis. Quite a treat i can tell you. Its a light malt, delicate even with a refined flour>dough base. Rather transient,…. and ethereal - but thats the romanticism kicking in now.
T: Sour grain, savoury-sweet and subtle overall, but with a weight/depth behind it. Its dusty too with the taste of peach skins coming through. Very lowlands in its quirkiness
F: Sour greenish touches, distillate led, floury with light oak. Dry, sour conclusion
C: Financially William Grant could have made more profit releasing these two as separate ‘closed distillery’ releases, but then again maybe not. Does a master distiller get nervous when they vat two rare whiskies in quantity? 4100 bottles worth with an initial rrp of £365. Well look whats in it, just Ladyburn and Inverleven - amazing!
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