Bottlers. Best Dram
Removal: sherry barrel
Region: Speyside, Scotland
Special feature: distillery is not mentioned
Nose: Fruity and very aromatic. Butterscotch, caramel and a lot of toffee. Dried apricots, blackberries and honeydew melon behind. With some time, the sherry is drier and a hint of wood smoke can be guessed, the sweetness reminds of sugar syrup.
Palate: Fruity and syrupy, orange zest, grapefruit and currants, also sultanas are included, sweetness of dates and honeydew melon. Fruit and sweetness are complemented by light spicy flavors.
Finish: Very long, slightly alcoholic. For winter sweetness comes winter spices, including nutmeg and cloves. In addition, a lot of oak wood is present, which is therefore slightly bitter and dry.
Conclusion: A wonderfully fruity single malt . The sherry is present but not determinative.
88/100 points (tasted 2015, approx. 120 €)
Thanks to Peat Head for the rehearsal
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