Wow, what a surprise. Not what I was expecting at all.
Hugely intense vanilla, honey, rich unsalted butter, oat biscuits, American cream-soda, lemon sherbert. The malt is sweet, tangy and chewy yet light and refreshing.
Absolutely stunning. This would make an amazing Cranachan.
I’m struggling to score it though. Certainly a 4. At least. Mmmm, maybe. Hmmmm.
Interestingly, perhaps worryingly, the official notes are a bit different…
From the Provenance bottling. 10yo 46%
‘The nose opens with a gristy sweet character , like entering a malt barn and develops to a fruit plus cream style. Still sweet, the palate carries a barley sugar quality and has a nice malty mouthfeel with cough sweet warmth. The sweet gristy style returns on the finish which is long, dryly spiced yet mellow.’
(notes by Fred and Jan)
Distilled – Winter 1999 Bottled – Summer 2010
From one refill hogshead.
No colour – non chill filtered
Many thanks to Peter for the dram, Slàinte!
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