Inchmurrin 12 y.o, OB, 46%abv
On the nose there is a lot of fruit. Sweet. Oranges, marzipan and green apples along with coconut and butterscotch.
The palate is again dominated by fruit with mostly pineapples and papaya mixed into a buttery vanilla toffee.
On the finish there is a surprising savoury note with salted caramel and some wooden notes leading to a dry finish.
Surprisingly sweet and very fresh.
I must admit it was nothing like I was expecting and I enjoyed it tremendously.
Inchmurrin Madeira Wood, NAS, 46%abv
On the nose there are peaches, sweet vanilla and marzipan with a slight grassy note.
The palate has nice buttery feel with an initial cereal note but this soon fades to custard and almonds with a sprinkle of lemon pepper.
The finish seems a little shorter than the 12 with notes of caramel, spices, pineapple and nutmeg.
Very pleasant indeed.
If I had to choose between the two I think I prefer the 12, it just has a slightly better depth of flavour than the Madeira Wood, which is still a cracking dram.
Thanks to my Whisky Wingman for the samples