Bottle selected by world-renowned Scottish whisky expert and writer Charlie MacLean*
The nose is a complex and interesting combination of waxed hardwoods, sorrel leaf, cinema popcorn and crushed rowan berries – also some cooked food notes (fresh donuts, tempura) – you could be hiding in the cleaning cupboard on the set of Masterchef. The neat palate is tingly and lively with tobacco leaf and Haribo Sour Worms. With a good splash of water, the nose discovers spicy fruits (peppered strawberries) and Old English Spangles. The palate now finds perfumed sweets and fresh pineapple sprinkled with salt and chilli powder. Curious at the start but with time it grows on you.
Cask: Refill barrel Age: 10 years Date distilled: February 2007 Alcohol: 59.4% 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.