100 – Balmenach 2001 by MASAM cask 06/06081
Nose is like fino sherry. The salt, the spray, the nuttiness. Some oyster shell and leather. With time the caramel, notes ring.
Palate is creamy, burnt wood giving way to stone fruit and camp fire rocks with a driving minerality.
Finish is clear and fun boiled sweets, fruit tingles and sherry saltiness
101 – Bunnahabhain 40 years by MASAM cask 7229
Nose full of fruit and apricots, cream and light caramel, pencil shavings. Would not pick it as a Bunna.
Pencil shavings, candle wax, intense jasmine tea, stewed fruit, and soy sauce on the palate.
Finish of waxed fruit, apples and stewed apricots with cream