Tasting notes by Jim Murray whisky writer.
Nose: The grain is typically Loch Lomondish in its embracing
style, Wrapping soft arms around the flintier, more energetic malt; not exacly
harmony, but an endearing overture nonethless.
Taste: Now the blend comes together with the malt - sharp,
mouth-watering, grassy and fresh - battling for independence from the enveloping
grain but failing. Lots of complexity and character.
Finish: Waves of soft vanilla and spives sit comfortably
with the enduring malt.
Balance: A delicious blend against the odds; the grain and
malt being mixed together from what was available from an organic point of view
and makes for a light, singular but highly attractive style. By no means
perfect, but is has worked well - perhaps by the liberal use of Springbank
making this probably the only blend made from organic Springbank malt you are
ever likely to come across.