Extremely pale, almost water-like
nose begins with an almost chemical or perhaps tin-like
quality which doesn't bode too well but let's give it some time
...... Yes, that's better as those initial notes fade and are
replaced with a hint of slightly over-ripe green apples and
maybe even pears. Something biscuity too .... Hovis biscuits in
fact which are something I love. Further development offers a
suggestion of mild mountain (Alpine) cheese. Definitely worth
giving this one a little extra time.
Those apples, but
this time stewed rather than over-ripe and raw reappear on the
palate with an undoubted creaminess or softness. Perhaps stewed
apples served with custard and a hint of dates? Creamy with a
suggestion of apple is a quite typical characteristic of
Millburn for me. Nice.
The finish is long
and again offers a suggestion of creaminess.
impression is one of a dram needing some time to develop to
avoid disappointment. It turned from offering some unwanted
chemical tinny qualities to an almost typical Millburn. It may
not be stunning or greatly memorable but it surely is a good
gentle warming whisky for a winter's evening.