The 36 year old edition is an exceptional dram which is vibrant, fruity and floral on the nose, with aromas of tropical fruits layered with winter spices from the Oloroso Sherry butts. Rich yet sweet on the palate, the fruity tones develop into oaky flavours of raw heather honey and roasted chestnuts. The depth of this whisky is reflected in its remarkably long finish with waves of fruit fading to an enticing winter spice finish. A very special dram indeed.
Nose: Lively top notes of peach, apricot, honeydew melon and mango bring a vibrancy to this rich and warming expression. Layers of sherry driven aromas like demerara sugar, polished wood and treacle toffee add a huge amount of depth with enticing spices of nutmeg and cinnamon. A perfect synergy of well-aged bourbon barrels and Oloroso sherry butts.
Palate: Initially very soft with fruity tones of guava, apple and apricot developing into increasingly intense waves of dried fruit, dark chocolate, gingerbread and salted caramel. The depth offered on the nose continues to deliver notes of spice.
Finish: Long, alternating between sweet tropical fruits and drying winter spices.