A new home vatting, which I created as a 'mystery malt' for an upcoming tasting, consisting of varying proportions of:
Aberlour 16 Year Old Double Cask Matured
Bowmore 16 Year Old Limited Edition Sherry Matured Cask Strength, Distilled 1990
Brora 20 Year Old Rare Malts Selection Cask Strength, Distilled 1982
Caol Ila 18 Year Old
Convalmore 28 Year Old Cask Strength, Distilled 1977 & Bottled 2005
Glengoyne 17 Year Old
Glenlivet 16 Year Old NÃ durra Cask Strength, Batch No. 0808F, Bottled August 2008
Glen Mhor 20 Year Old Cask Strength, William Cadenhead, Distilled 1976 & Bottled 1997
Highland Park 18 Year Old
Imperial, Gordon & Macphail, Distilled 1979 & Bottled 1997
Longmorn 16 Year Old
Oban Distillers Edition Montilla Fino Cask Wood, Distilled 1983 & Bottled 2000
Talisker 18 Year Old
A melding of 13 single malts blended on Friday the 13th of March.
Very crisp, well delineated presence, with the maturity of the whiskies becoming increasingly apparent toward the finish. A lot going on, too, with subtle input from the coastal/island and Sherry elements percolating through the core malt and oak flavours from moment to moment. The sweetness is relatively restrained, and there's a lovely fresh mint quality that has the effect of cleansing the palate and making one want another sip.