CATEGORY: Single Malt.
BOTTLER: Hunter Laing (HL).
BOTTLING SERIE: Old Malt Cask.
STATED AGE: 16 years old.
CASK TYPE: Refill Cask.
CASK NUMBER: HL 10435
NUMBER OF BOTTLES: 361
STRENGTH: 50.0 % Vol.
NOSE: clean with a proud butterscotch tart theme. The barley is still fresh and at times concentrated;
TASTE: I defy you to count how many different style of natural toffee you can find on this…; a thin layering of ulmo honey sits well with the maple syrup and persistent malt;
FINISH: a little spiced cocoa on the fading barley sugar;
BALANCE: given the right cask, shows what a lovely malt this distillery is capable of producing. Engaging and irresistible.
TASTING NOTES: Jim Murray's 2015 Whisky Bible ©.