A single cask release of the closed Highland distillery Ben Nevis, bottled by Douglas Laing under their Old Malt Cask (OMC) range. Nonchillfiltered, naturally coloured and bottled at 50%.
Nose: Dried flowers, wax polish, old varnish, antiques shop. Develops on something milky, with quite some vanilla crème, nutmeg and also bold notes of fresh truffles. Goes on with fresh mint leaves and lemon balm.
Mouth: Again, lots of fruits mixed with white pepper, nutmeg and ginger. Bananas, coconut from the wood, strawberries, peaches, melon. Gets a little drying (the wood again) but nothing excessive. Develops on more and more ripe bananas.
Finish: Quite long, fruit and vanilla with a nice oaky structure that keep the whole on the tracks.