In celebration of Spirit of Speyside Festival 2019
On the nose neat bags of prunes, figs and raisins, like a rich dark fruit cake with finely grated lemon and orange zest, plenty of brandy and/or dark rum. The taste, undiluted, was big, substantial and chewy - deeply caramelised burnt sugar toffee with chocolate and toasted walnuts. When we added water the aroma of sweet succulent sultanas alternated with a slightly burnt spicy gingery note, whilst on the palate a fascinating/scintillating array of flavours like, cinnamon, vanilla and eucalyptus and in the never-ending finish chocolate covered Macadamia nuts. After nineteen years in an ex-Oloroso butt we transferred this whisky into a 2nd fill PX butt.
Cask: Second-fill Pedro Ximenez butt Age: 21 years Date distilled: April 1997 Alcohol: 57.2% USA allocation: 90 bottles