When this whisky was first blended, it would have been described as a “deluxe blend”, comprising over 60% single malts. Nearly 20 years in sherry butts, before a long, slow finish in ex-Bourbon casks, has produced a magnificent whisky: a perfect example of the magic that can happen between distillate and wood.
56 years’ ageing have created a remarkable and unique whisky, with all the hallmarks of single malts from every corner of Scotland. There are notes of Islay smoke, sweetness from Speyside, and a roundness and depth that is redolent of the Highlands. The colour comes from many years in sherry, but the additional 30 years in bourbon wood have brought complementary layers of vanilla and molasses.
Rich and mellow: warm and appealing aromas of madeira, leather and tropical fruit. Subtle smoke with gentle spice on the palate.