1 of only 220 bottles from cask no. 72
A rich golden syrup colour with excellent beading from a refill ex-sherry Spanish oak hogshead.A surprisingly mild nosefeel with fruit cake mix (Granny’s Christmas cake mix), seaweed and new hessian coal sacks in the background. Sweeter notes become apparent as the whisky opens: black cherries, thick cream and meringue (slightly burnt). All the time becoming smokier – a very well mannered but old fashioned example of this famous make. A very smooth texture with a sweet start and then billows of smoke, drinking very well straight. A little water adds a mineralic element, reinforces the hessian notes and actually increases the nose prickle. Mulchy fruits with browned apples and green grapes and a hint of a Highland Toffee. Complex and yet, very easy to taste.