N: Glenfarclas-y at first. Then sweet vegetal with a spirity phenol touch.
T: Soft & prickly at first but it soon picks up. Later it beds in with sweet stuff and a secure oaky consolidation.
F: The table is fairly unanimous about banana chocolate with a little smoke on the finish. Sweet waxy.putty mouthfeel. There’s some seriously old stuff in here.
C: It has all the things you’d want from a blend: a decent palate spectrum, some complexity, easy drinking, consolidation and balance. I did wonder whether this was JW [18yo] at first but leaning more firmly towards a well matured Dewar’s. Now getting more au fait with the medals system, our table were comfortably in agreement that this was also a solid gold medalist and indeed, it won gold at the SBWM.Scores a B[-]