N: After four rather natural, savoury/sour bourbon casks [WB, WB, WB & WB], it's time for dessert - after all I do actually have to work for a living. The sherry is a lot stronger than it was when this dram was initially poured - I enjoyed the subtlety. But this isn't a bomb either, it's a teaser, a bold teaser - and smells older than it is. There's such a jump from 9/10to 14/15 years, don't you find?
T: Fantastic, some Armagnac notes, a little Grand Marnier, some coconut, much salivating intensity [or intense salivating] and more than a passing resemblance to the fabulous Strathclyde 9yo WB which shares the same sherried/youthful oak intensity. Once I've made that butterscotch/fig roll connection, it's basically that - a malted barely version of the Strathclyde, albeit double the age. Must have been a similar cask, quite drying and biting - sharp/crisp,..... Now I want to try the Strath with more years on the clock. Some coconut butter/carob spread [Ashley's funky choc spread :]
F: Echoes of what's gone before, indicating a true performance, start to finish
C: Theres always a danger of being lured in by a bag of sweeties, but theres more to this than a mere candy lure. However, after time this really didn't hold up to much more than a tasty spirit. Lost lots of its allure after an hour, and it's complexity. Back to the Strathclyde me thinks, for a night cap.
Scores a B-