This 3rd Small Batch release is crafted from unpeated spirit, it has been matured for around four years in a combination of half-size (100 litre), first-fill bourbon barrels (designed for Kentucky’s Woodford Reserve) and second-fill, Oloroso sherry hogsheads. The resulting whisky is rich and complex in flavour, with a beautifully sweet and aromatic nose and a lingering finish.
NOSE: sherry sweetness as well as heather honey and apple blossom.
PALATE: its complexity shows itself: at first sweet and creamy, then soft bourbon notes begin to shine through. Hints of oak and vanillin are present throughout and as the oaky flavours subside autumn fruits come to the fore: dried apple, gooseberries and maple syrup are all here
FINNISH: lingers on and on, with the honey tones present until the very end. It is a truly beautiful dram.