ABV: 43 %
Type: Single Malt
Bottles in collection: 1
Emptied bottles: 0
Nose: This is a big bowl of fruits with vanilla on the side. It’s ripe red juicy apples, yellow pears and clementines. There’s also honey, vanilla and cinnamon. The oak is detectable and gives it a mature side. It’s very fragrant.
Mouth: It starts off dusty with some maltiness. There’s an immediate astringency and the oak is very much present from the start. It’s dry and slightly bitter and sits well with the fruits, which are now turning towards grapes and green apples. It’s got a white wine touch to it. The spicyness is feint and it’s a mild, but not bland, experience.
Finish: The big fruit bowl and the white wine note take lead. The oak is still astringent and dry. There’s dark chocolate covered hazelnuts, vanilla, cardemum and some peaches all peeking through. It’s a long and pleasant oaky finish.
This 18 YO expression is matured in a combination of first and second Fill american Oak barrels and ex-Sherry european oak casks.