Colour - Amber / Gold
Aromas & Flavours - Opens beautifully on a combination of plump ripe grapes, sweet oak and hot washed malt with an overture of Rowan, Birch & Heather in bloom. The fruitiness with the oak is well balanced and you will also detect a squeeze of honey & lemon and a slight nuttiness from the oak. I find this to be one of the most intriguing malts I have ever evaluated.
Its taste spectrum is amazingly broad ranging from fruity to floral to wine like citrus to kiln dried barley to oaky overtures. It’s complex! The colour is absolutely beautiful proving that the quality of the wine grapes who were the first occupants of the cask add their presence providing a magical highlight that is very rare making for a terrific mid palate experience.
The finish is harmonious and lingers long like a good friend whose company is enjoyed and that is a true reflection of the team who made this spirit in a Distillery that could so easily have been lost forever!