N: With my grain radar firmly honed and the theme cracked, we most certainly have another grain up for dram #5 - its always the first one that trips me up. Very varnished with floral glue. Funny how you can be in a scented garden yet next to a glue factory at the same time - the joys of whisky! Later, theres a Sauternes association, blu-tac and dusty/fusty notes.
T: Luscious, classically rich, varnish-aged grain with notes of sugary rose water. Sublimely simple like one of my grain favourites: a 1973 North of Scotland WB.
F: Heathery-dry, quick finish on metallic cream & vegetal vanilla with a final metallic bitter finish.
C: Interesting complexities & curiosities, despite being light & rum like - cue Nicks great soundbite of the day ‘Complexity lurking in the bushes'. Its a good ole grain yet i prefer the more amiable and moorish Caledonian, the mouthfeel secures it.Scores a C+