This whisky was aged for 18 years in American oak casks, then an additional 10 years in Chateau d’Yquem Sauternes barriques. The nose is very complex with coconut, pears, vanilla, and toasted oak. The taste has a clove spiciness, along with nutmeg, coconut, pineapple, and hazelnut notes. The finish is rich, spicy, and very long with touches of lemon, vanilla, and mint. Water adds more complexity with touches of roasted almonds and chestnuts.