A distillery that needed some love and a good injection of cash, which it received a few years ago when they did away with the disco cows and put forth a basic but interesting range
Nose: Fresh, butterscotch, waxy fruits, slightly floral with a kind of greasy, inky feeling underneath. Fresh cut apples,ginseng, a touch of cardboard & glue
Palate: Sweet, juicy, then astringent, prickly juniper & herbs. Those lollipops made from powder candy, canola oil & a touch of sulfur like onions. The palate is sweeter & maltier than the nose suggests.
Finish: Honey, honey nut cheerios, freshly poured concrete, a touch of lemon peel & dried chamomile.
Nose: I feel like this had active casks applied to a rather malty & grimy whisky. This means nothing really affirms itself, there are flashes or odd but overall the sweet malty is a blanket over it. Not a bad one, wish I had more than a sample to go on.
My feeling is of a distillery in transition, some recent single cask or special editions have garnered some praise but I don't feel like drinking any of the available range gives you a clear idea of the character of the distillery. The new oak isn't as vulgar as some other distilleries but I feel it dampens things.
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