Category: Speyside single malt whisky
Product of: United Kingdom
Launched 1st-November 2012 as the sibling to the revered 12 year old, ground breaking first ever 2nd wood finished malt, this 17 year old is also aged in American oak ex-bourbon casks before finishing for an undisclosed final period in European ex-sherry oak casks.
Sampled on 05/08/2015
Clear, deep coppery amber
Old woody leather, vanilla, battenberg cake and coal tar with dried fruits, green apple skin and faint toasted hazelnuts.
Woody tannins and dry roasted nuts with vanilla, cinnamon and red pepper corn spice.
Oaky tannins and spice with long lingering oaky popcorn and peanuts.
Woody leather, vanilla, battenberg cake and coal tar with dried fruits. However, spicy woody notes slightly overwhelm distillery character.
Closure: Natural cork stopper