[Forget reviewing this on day one, two, etc. Come back in a week or two].
N: Aside from the more obvious stuff, there’s an Inchgower/Teaninich-eque toffee maltiness, grilled vegan/coconut/starch cheese oils, (kebab house) warmed onions and sooty-aromatic herbal-spice. Similar-ish to the Clynelish 14yo [WB], but nuttier [cashew & macadamia], with a touch of Bovril, tahini & tomato paste and clay. Decidedly savoury carbohydrate-y, but sweet nonetheless, leading towards Eccles cake/scone dough.
T: Starts with a soft rough sharpness, and then [with water straight] to a chalky~dryness. Some considerable mouthfeel development leads to a waxy, dense, aged, porridge body with nutty>putty=clay citrus profile. Turmeric powder & mukhwas are the overwhelming Asian flavours alongside subdued Muscovado sugar, carob and vanilla fudge. Consolidates to a [bourbon-fruit] clay=plastic-y chew with a peppery edginess throughout. Fruity<chocolate=carob into the finish - dry>creamy.
F: The 28+ years mutter away. More waxy mouthfeel action to enjoy before some very soft chilli pepper spice on the middle-front palate. A long finish with light, nondescript savoury-sweet>bitter/sour notes concluding. Despite all the things [privet hedge/metallic spirity hue], the barley extract remains at the death.
C: Initially disappointing for many on opening [so i hear], but if you give it a good run you may discover a fairly decent 28yo Tamnavulin - for peanuts. Many offerings from Lidl & Aldi are ideal for blind tastings where any bias is left to one side. A lovely nose and a really long finish may just win you round.
Scores a C[+]