We use fine Spanish Oloroso wood and American oak to mature this rich, intriguingly fruity and robust oak expression, but there are many more reasons why this expression is special. Every batch is individually numbered and carefully watched over. Each has extraordinary consistency and character from an intense marrying period, and a warming, distinguished finish. A truly exceptional single malt, the result not just of eighteen years of care and attention, but of whisky-making craft and knowledge passed down through the generations.
Aged for 18 years in former oloroso sherry and bourbon casks, the mild aroma has a distinct, sherry-like dried apricot note. The palate is relatively dry, with hints of cocoa, leather, stone fruit and clove. Adding water coaxes out more vanilla sweetness and hints of citrus, exiting dry and spiced.