The gorgeous nose takes you to a tapas bar in Jerez – solomillo al whisky, jamon, manchego, olives and toasted almonds; crushed oranges, horse harnesses, cigar butts and rich dark sherry. The palate has a lovely chewy, toothsome, woody, sticky sweetness that lingers long; flavours of raisins and ripe purple figs, oranges, walnuts and dark chocolate; red roses in a cigar box and Christmas spices; the perfect armchair dram. At ten years of age, we combined selected casks from the same distillery. We then returned the single malt into a variety of casks to develop further. This is one of those casks.
Cask: First-fill American oak Pedro Ximenez hogshead Age: 12 years Date distilled: October 2008 Alcohol: 63.9% USA allocation: 114 bottles