Natural colour; dark red golden, clear and bright
Very rich, mature oak; chocolate; fudge
Full, rich burst of flavour; soft honey; nutty toffee
Rich, long and surprisingly sweet for its age
Characteristic honey sweetness developing into complex aromas of white chocolate, cinnamon, nuts and dark fruit. The finish is at once intensely sweet and gently smoky and goes on and on.
The remarkable complexity of this whisky is due in part to the fact that half of it is matured in first fill Sherry casks. These are very expensive and generally used sparingly in the industry. However, they impart maximum flavour.