Whisky Sponge just released a very serious single malt Scotch whisky from the second least amusing distillery in Rothes. Speyburn is by far the most amusing one, so maybe this one near the golf club then?
It spent 32 years in a refill hogshead.
Secret Speyside 32 yo 1987 (45,8%, The Whisky Sponge 2020, refill hogshead, 229 btl.)
Nose: gentle, with fairly a rather fresh, acidic kind of fruitiness (juicy apples, kiwi, citrus). Ginger. Marmalade. Some stems and leaves, with a background note of dry earth. Delicate vanilla, minty touches and other fresh herbs as well. Quite delicate and high-pitched.
Mouth: same orchardy fruitiness. Green apples, pears, gooseberries, alongside lemonade and grapefruit. Fresh, slightly chalky and gingery. Also hints of plain barley and light peppery / grassy notes. Hardly any oak to be found, making it extremely drinkable.
Finish: medium, with citrus, ginger and a hint of green tea.
Not sure this is the distillery I was thinking of, after all. Anyway a really refreshing, vibrant Speysider. Giuseppe Linguini gave this 85/100, I’ll go even higher. Still available from Copper Monument.