A robust rendition. One for mountaineers?
Mountain Oak Malt, Distillery Manager's Choice
No age statement
Standard (Distillery or blended)
Nose: Instant hit of the breezy peat-smoke that I remember in Speyside malts. Did Glen Moray have this smokiness a dozen years ago?
Palate: The characteristic cereal-grain character is surprisingly assertive, almost husky, but it soon calms to biscuity shortbread and buttery notes.
Finish: Vegetal, rooty. Liquorice.
Comment: A robust rendition. One for mountaineers?
Nose: Vibrant/zesty. Vanilla, citrus. Spices: cinnamon powder. With water, hot cross buns and marzipan.
Palate: Fairly firm structure but fizzing with life. Thick cream, soft fruits and a light malty cereal note. Sweet.
Finish: Oak and orange Spangles.
Comment: Fascinating-single malt aged in new US oak-resulting in a half-way house between bourbon and malt. A cracking drink.
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