Bottle selected by world-renowned Scottish whisky expert and writer Charlie MacLean*
The nose presents a creative tension between tutti frutti sweets, bubble gum, wine gums and lemonade and a creamier sweetness of butterscotch, pannacotta and dulce de leche. The palate, at natural strength, is big, effervescent and mouth-etching, with flavours of perfumed black tea, salted caramel and light spices. Water brings fruity sherbet fizz and pineapple yogurt to the nose and the palate now picks up more fruity sweetness – rhubarb rock, candied peel, tinned mandarins and star-fruit, with hints of flower stems and paint and light ginger spice on the finish. Young but definitely intriguing.
Cask: Refill barrel Age: 10 years Date distilled: April 2007 Alcohol: 57.9% USA allocation: 60 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.