Finally, let’s find a decent solo dram to watch Ralfy’s 10 year anniversary episode by.
N: Alongside the honeyed orchard fruits, there’s all manner of husky levels to this one – straw, coconut husks, nut skins, light hessian as well as steeped porridge, crispy white tiger bread,… and is that plum crumble with savoury digestive biscuits?
T: This doesn’t hold back, one with an abv that challenges my biological acidity regulator. Butyric notes stay firm with a strong citric-fruity spirit. Adding water is instinctive after the nose. Dilution brings out further citrus action with floral & tropical overtones, though we remain thoroughly barley-based and ruggedly Scottish. Lowland-esque this one, Rosebank-like possibly though I’m no expert.
F: A rough & tumble journey concludes with more butyric =/< citrus action and a touch more barley bread.
C: Unapologetic and stalwart. Many thanks to Malt Martin for this, alongside four other drams soon to be tried and enjoyed.