Nose: A warming nose that presents notes of vanilla ice cream, lemon sherbet, white tea, warm rubber, confectioner's sugar, and cooked plantains. After the first sip we detect pear skins and hints of brown sugar, and vanilla extract
Palate: Massive oily texture, chocolate covered vanilla ice cream bars, candy necklaces, lemon curd, tropical fruits (but the skins thereof), as the flavors build, so does the peppery aspect of the whisky; soft black pepper which is supported by cereals
Finish: The soft citrus notes remain and now we're presented with candied fennel seeds and a lasting milk chocolate and vanilla presence
On the label: Spend time with this dram and you'll be well rewarded. Opens with a classic Invergordon nose (vanilla and lemon notes) before warming towards plantains and pear skins. An oily palate with notes of lemon curd and rich grains finishes on milk chocolate with a hint more vanilla.
Recommended Retail Price: $225/bottle