N: Burned raisins, some toffee/butterscotch, rum & raisin, some sort of liquorice, rooibos tea for certain, goji berries, oily old leather, rubbery [sherried] hints, foosty dunnage, burnt nutty smoked/scorched hay,..... Curious indeed - a sweet Mannochmore? Teaninich? Inchgower? Could it be Ben Nevis even?
T: A sharp/zinginess initially with indications of good age - 25? Burned, heavy old char, burnt heathers and other burnt curiosities, some allium & farm notes.
F: Incredibly distinct notes of lapsang souchong, tobacco and raisins. Varied waves of joy. Lapsang and allium smoke remain.
C: What is this, Fettercairn? To the reveal. Dave says this is at the heart of 'Highland Queen' blend. Billy [the brilliant], has only found this particular nutty/peanut/hazelnut husk note in [SMWS] Tullibardine. In fact there are a number of SMWS Tullibardine’s with nutty references: ‘May contain nuts’, ‘Putty & Walnut’ and ‘A Fruity & Nut-case’ for example.Scores a B-