Bottle selected by world-renowned Scottish whisky expert and writer Charlie MacLean*
Gold with copper lights. A complex aroma, at once fruity (Soor Ploom sweets, hard pears, dried orange peel), faintly vinous (an empty dry sherry decanter) and nose-drying (a dusty desk drawer). A drop of water enhances the sweeter elements in the aroma and introduces suggestions of barley sugar and orange-flavoured boiled sweets, but still on a dry base (river bank mud). The texture is oily, the taste sweet throughout, with traces of tablet and some gingery spice in the fragrant finish.
Cask: Refill Sherry butt Age: 10 years Date distilled: August 2007 Alcohol: 60.9% USA allocation: 90 bottles
*Charles MacLean is a whisky educator, lecturer, and writer who has published ten books on the subject of Scotch whisky. He has been with the Society since its outset in the early 80's, becoming chair of our tasting panel in 1992. To read more on Charlie, click here.