SCOTLAND-SPEYSIDE / 0.70ltr, 46%
This whisky was originally matured in American bourbon barrels before being finished in Moscatel wine casks from Portugal and Spain. During this second period of maturation, the spirit subtly interacts with the oak wood and takes on new flavours and aromas from the Moscatel wine cask.
The 22 year old is non chill filtered, natural in colour and bottled at 46% abv.
Rich gold mahogany.
A full, sumptuous nose consisting of dark orange marmalade, rich fig syrup and sweet dates. A dusting of cocoa and cinnamon followed by a gentle hint of garden mint adds a luxurious character.
Rich, velvety dark chocolate fondant topped with glazed maraschino cherries develops to plum cordial and spiced honey. The long finish is rounded with a gentle, earthy balance of nutmeg, stewed barley and old vintage leather.
A rich body laden with dark Mediterranean fruits and a complementary balance of warm spices and delicate oak characters.