N: Oh, this is more like it. There’s less resinous, raw-oakiness than the previous 64.80 WB, but then this is from a 2nd refill. It's also more of a consolidated/balanced, ‘classic’ whisky, meaning barley-distillate led, aged in 2nd fill bourbon - and 'classic' as in, recent decades classic. I nose a solid yet soft, oily, malty, chalky, grassy, pasty-pulpy, raisiny, barley-rum-sweet number with a handful of dusty-earthy dunnage thrown on top. This is Mannochmore!
T: Salivating with a fruity, honeyed, malty-raisiny surge, and you know it's going to stay on course. A soft-citrus note balances the sweetness, a lot like lime does to sugar in Daiquiri. It doesn't hang around too long. There’s a little trip to the candy shop before the darker putty-mash notes creep in.
F: After the long 'creeping', sweet liquorice and bourbon molasses reside with a deep, bourbon oak=barley-cereal sweetness. Refreshingly, there's no vanilla vehemence here. It finishes more on Daiquiri with a splash of whisky sour.
C: Simple yet elegant. One could sip this but i can see myself slugging it. Just a point down from the excellent 64.80. Let's up the age by a year and return to first-fill [bourbon] WB.
Scores a B-