This bottling is limited to 1 per Member
Back in 2016, we combined selected hogsheads from distillery number 9 before returning the single malt to first-fill oloroso hogsheads. This is one such hogshead – and the cask signature is clear – brown sugar, Madeira molasses cake, raisins, sultanas and treacle smeared on oak all appear on the nose. The palate finds typical flavours of syrup of figs, malt extract, sherry trifle, roasted chestnuts and chocolate chip cookie dough. The reduced nose discovers vanilla, pickled ginger and dinkelbrot (German spelt bread) dipped in balsamic. The palate seems woodier – black tea, old wood, leather and rich fruit cake; so much in it and evolving continually.