Nose: Very fruity, with bourbon cask notes of vanilla and almond oil. Quite a curious grape-like aroma, and then a touch of raspberry and white chocolate. Some classic grain flavours so far, but with real finesse. It’s highly expressive; there’s nothing subdued about this.
Palate: Creamy, rich entry with more vanilla, which takes the form of Crema Catalana. Mint develops, with a good dose of berry fruits. Raspberries return, but this time it’s raspberry jam in a Victoria Sandwich.
Finish: Light lemon curd and buttery toffee. A lovely salty flavour lingers.
Overall: Very enjoyable. A notably rich grain whisky.