Matured in ex-bourbon barrels (as is the norm for scotch whisky) where it acquired vanilla and toffee apple characteristics to complement the peating levels of the malt whisky. It was then racked into barrels that had been used to mature sweet moscatel wine. From these barrels it took on some “christmas pudding” notes of dried currant and sultana, bakery and burnt caramel characteristics. A fine choice.
Distilled in 2002 / Bottled in 2014
Appearance: Clear gold.
Nose: Wonderfully concentrated and clean, peaty, medicinal, with rich fruit, spicy and fragrant.
Body: Medium bodied.
Palate: Sweet maltiness strike first, then overwhelmed by peat smoke, intense, crisp flavours, and cinnamon spice.
Finish: Long, rounded, robust and multi-layered.
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