N: OK, not the usual, straight-ahead, glassy light-fruity [summery] bourbon number from this southern Speyside distillery. This is more on a heavier, waxier, nuttier, distillate-led track with some Inchgower-esque traits in its [light] maltiness and Mortlach-esque traits in its funk, fruity funk. Theres a red peppercorn note, Himalayan pink salt and a passing resemblance to pot still rhum and [Cameronbridge] grain distillate. Floral, meaty notes gather pace after much time of opening.
T: The mouth too receives a heavyish, waxy distillate with a cool yet relaxed, sweetish minty-fresh tail. The middle provides an easy sweetness like sucking on a giant homeopathic pillette with a slight salty, savoury, vegetal-sweet lozenge/pastel. Really enjoying this style today.
F: A shortish finish that remains true to the palate and the distillate, but the cask hasn't been a 'Slave to the rhythm'. Toasted, boozy, biscuit at the death.
C: A sympathetic cask, but by no means a neutral one. i like this a lot although i don't pick up a great deal of flora - though theres quite some information to be gleaned on the nose.