Last Christmas I was given a bottle of this Speyside beauty by my parents. Only now, almost a year later, am I getting round to reviewing it.
The bottle is long gone
but recently I realised I hadn't updated the blog with my
tasting notes. I had kept a 5cl sample and compared this last week with
my original tasting scribbles. I found a few new things in the glass and this dark rum-finished dram was a corker. Unfortunately, with only 1240 bottles produced,
I doubt it'll still be around. Oh, it's also non-chill filtered and has
no added colouring - just the way I like it!
On the nose there
was an abundance of rum and raisin milk chocolate along with sweet peat,
figs, sticky medjool dates, prunes, malty Cheerios breakfast cereal,
hard boiled barley sugars, plump blackcurrants, Tunes cough sweets and
Vimto chew bars.
On the palate, the delivery was initially sweet with
a twist of pepper before a flood of mouthwatering dark fruit notes
arrived, carried along on a puff of dark peaty smoke.
continued with the rich, dark fruit theme while smoke, vanilla and white
pepper joined in the fun. Right at the end, there was the unmistakable
flavour of thick cough medicine. Lovely.