Limitation: 278 bottles
Casks: Hogshead No. 697
Unchillfiltered, natural colour
Colour: light gold
The nose starts out creamy and jammy with vanilla pudding, sweet cream, strawberries, gooseberries, green peaches, kiwi, slightly sour grapes, grape kernel bitterness, a hint of lemon, malt and woody notes in the background. Especially the wood notes get more pronounced as time goes on. In short a light summer fruit spread with lots of cream and a dash of lemon on top. Served on wholegrain bread on an oak board. All right, all right, I’ll move on to the palate now before it gets too abstract. Honey and cream, vanilla yogurt, malt sweetness, ripe strawberries, kiwi and gooseberries, sweet grapes, a hint of ginger and lemon juice. Very well-integrated alcohol, rich and creamy. The finish is medium long with notes of kiwi, grapes and ginger, with notes of oak and malt appearing as the fruity notes mellow down.
A well-aged malt from the isle of Mull with lots of summer fruits, a nice balanced sweetness and limited spices on top. For £34.50, which I paid about a year ago, you can’t go wrong, I would be willing to pay more (but shhh… don’t let Martin from whiskybroker.co.uk know… 😉 )
(Nose: 87 palate: 88 Finish: 87)