This special botteling of DYC whisky can actually compete with the finer scottish and irish stuff. The regular 8 year old is just drinkable neat. Had a 10-year old special botteling once which kind of impressed me. Bought this one a year ago and I wish this age was regularly bottled.
Cooked fruit, shoe polish and a bit of marzipan on the nose. The taste neatly balanced, it gives a nice creamy pot-still like entry, followed by a very fruity centre, which together with the oaky vanilla tones reminds me of a peach-and-cream dessert. It ends with a pleasant earthiness that rests on the centre of the tongue for a minute or two. Lovely, wish it would be bottled at a higher abv though!
More known for their blends (not to drink pure), DYC actually can make really nice single malt.