Wonderful golden Orkney sunset
A powerful sweet sherry initial note which open up to reveal toffee and candied fruits hidden within
With a lovely sweet flavour which leads to a smoky fruit character
Beautifully long buttery finish that leaves you reaching for more
Released in 2005, this 1984 cask produced 260 bottles.
Gerry had been sampling a number of single casks and it was getting rather late into the afternoon, however he had several samples to nose and assess before going home. He takes the time to assess these casks so when on his travels, he can talk with authority about each individual whisky.
When Gerry first nosed cask #43 it stood out above all the other single casks he had assessed during the week that had been drawn by Max McFarlane, Whisky Maker at Highland Park.
The main reason for being outstanding was that it handled the high strength (56.1%) very well. Although Gerry knew he was sampling high strength whisky it had a tremendously good balance which masked the obvious cask strength. The main reason for its selection was the after taste. It is the unusual buttery finish which makes this stand out; Gerry obtained several bottles for his own personal consumption.