Cask # 1902 59.2% – Finished in an Oloroso cask
Colour – Honey
Nose – An oily dram for all seasons. Summer Alpine meadows full of edelweiss, springtime lily of the valley and forget-me-nots, autumnal orchards on a rainy day full of red apples, dunnage and hot porridge with golden syrup on a cold winter's day. A confectioner's delight with white chocolate, lemon bonbons, butterscotch, caramels, clove balls, chocolate and raspberry cakes coated with coconut flakes, tiramisu, crème brûlée topped with burnt sugar and a little icing sugar, and sugary cinnamon doughnuts, plus a perfectly cooked tarte tatin served with a small slice of salty Brie.
Nose with water – Gentle watered, flowers bloom. There are honeysuckle and stocks, hyacinths and edelweiss. A buffet table of desserts follow with custard doughnuts and Victoria sponge cake follow, plus Viennese whirls dusted with icing sugar. Get ready for afternoon tea with orange blossom honey on a spiced scone with extra cinnamon, Bakewell tart, vanilla cheesecake, dark chocolate, butterscotch and liquorice..
Palate – It's a lovely chewy dram with a thick mouthfeel. Fabulously spicy with cloves, cardamon, nutmeg, star anise and cinnamon followed by an afternoon treat of hot buttered toasted teacakes with orange peel and thick heather honey, plus a bowl of compôte and steaming mug of vanilla latte served on oak tables freshly polished with beeswax
Finish – Dark chocolate enrobed ginger.
Palate with water – It's lighter, sweeter and fresher with floral notes. The spices are there but muted, popping in oil, ready for diced lamb, served on an antique oak kitchen table. Fruit kicks in with peaches, apricots, pineapple, kumquats, strawberries, raspberries topped with a spicy syrup made with cloves and star anise, red velvet cupcakes, plus lightly spiced apple strudel.
Finish with water – Much creamier, leading to a long and lingering finish with Peshwari naan, extra creamy, spiced kulfi, a wonderfully comforting dessert, and chai tea.
A wonderfully complex whisky with every dram revealing something new
*note: the oak frame is not included and will be available in late October 2021, as per option or individually