Braes of Glenlivet 22 yo 1994/2016 (51.7%, Maltbarn, bourbon, 197 bottles)
Colour: straw. Nose: all right, exactly the style of the SMWS, only
more mature, that is to say better ‘mingled’ and with more oak. That
kind of oak translates into some nice mentholy and liquoricy vanilla
plus a little coconut. Perhaps dandelions? With water: as often, tends
to become a little earthier, as well as more mineral. Mouth (neat):
sweet and creamy, at times you would think it is bourbon. Coconut balls,
vanilla, cinnamon and ginger cake… I’d even swear there is some rye
inside. Serious. With water: very good, easy, creamy, and even a little
gewurztraminerish. Okay, okay… Finish: medium, a little more
spice-forward. Ginger, nutmeg… Comments: a very excellent cask for sure.
I dig this creamy one. SGP:551 - 87 points.