USA Exclusive in celebration of the Highland Whisky Festival 2021
An initial aroma of baked apples, sticky toffee pudding, condensed milk sweetness and melted butter. A little brown sugar underneath. With some time and air we got creamy coconut, sunflower oil and a rather fuller vanilla aroma. Good weight gives quite a 'textural' impression. With water we found some notes of cherry stones, red apples, new leather and baled hay. Rather aromatic and nicely punchy with plenty distillery character. The palate opened with a rich sweetness of butterscotch and custard with orange peel. Zesty, oily, balanced and fresh. A little peppery warmth from the oak. With water a nice balance between wood and distillate emerges; cherry ice cream, vanilla wafer and ginger alongside chewy malt and very light waxiness.
Cask: First-fill barrel Age: 11 years Date distilled: September 2009 Alcohol: 64.4% USA allocation: 202 bottles