1 of only 186 bottles from cask no. 48430
Our overall comment on this malt was ‘a sunny day in the Highlands’. The deep gold colour suggests that the ex-Bourbon hogshead it is drawn from is 1st fill. The first impression is gorse flowers, macaroons and almond paste, with fragrant jasmine behind, some ash, and after a while, light sponge. Water introduces a pine-like note, heather flowers, yielding to buttery tablet with tinned mandarins. The latter give a fresh acidity to the taste, which starts sweet, but not cloying and drying elegantly to a medium length finish. Well balanced and stylish.