ABV: 43 %
Type: Single malt
Bottles in collection: 0
Emptied bottles: 0
Nose: This is toffee and fruits. At first there’s a thick layer of toffee, honey and vanilla. Fresh red berries create a thin layer behind the thick sweetness. There’s also a whiff of smoke and a hint of nuttiness (with almonds as closest reference). It’s rather rich, but it feels a bit ”manufactured”. After some time in the glass the fruitiness turns a bit darker and raisins and dades start to come through in the back. The main focal point remains the toffee throughout. This is a nice and round nose, but it feels a bit uneventful.
Mouth: It starts out with a second without flavours but then everything comes rolling in like waves. The first thing to come through is an oaky bitterness with the toffee notes on top. Soon after a spicyness start to slowly rise. When it’s on its peak it’s quite intense. In the back there are citrus notes, as well as the same fresh red berries found on the nose. A darker fruitiness do come through for those who wait, but it takes a while for it to show up.
Finish: The transition is uneventful and it soon becomes a round ball of toffee and honey with a slightly dusty surface. The fruitiness is now leaning towards darker fruits and seem to cling to the background. The oakiness start to come through and it soon takes over. It’s a great, fresh and nutty oakiness with a hint of smoke to it. It becomes slightly astringent and dry in the late finish. This is a good whisky with nice flavours and a nice finish. It’s nothing less, nothing more.
This expression was released in 2017 and is matured in ex-bourbon barrels and finished in oloroso sherry casks.