T: Similar flavour profile, rather lovely slick mouthfeel, a little oily, a hint of metallic paint and metal workshops. Water brings out more of the smoke on the palate and the barley character itself. There’s a little cloying as the darker oak-mash notes dig in but more water brings the fruits to the fore.
F: A little smoked oil now with a light sprinkles white pepper,..... then a long barley sweet travel with a concentrated bitter-fruity-tincture quality, still oily and vanilla seasoned towards the death. Moves from an oily to a waxy mouthfeel. Barley>oak finish
C: Certainly the simplest dram of the day, most balanced and un-muddled. The nose is simply charming. Let’s continue the island hop and keep the age up WB.
Scores a B-