Category: Speyside single malt whisky
Matured in refill American oak casks for 25 years, this 1998 Strathmill was released in September 2014 as part of Diageo’s Special Releases. Apart from Diageo’s Manager’s Choice and Flora and Fauna bottlings, this is the first official release in recent years. Release of 2,700 bottles (RRP £275).
Sampled on 11/09/2014
Clear, pale golden.
Vanilla fudge with peppery prickle. Chocolate, popcorn and woody nutty notes with faint leafy green and floral aromas. Vanilla and faint eucalyptus is released with water.
Creamy vanilla fudge, nuts, some green apple, zesty tangerine orange, clove spice and faint chocolate. Water amplifies vanilla fudge and overripe banana with faint liquorice and anise. Go easy with the water.
Fudge turns to toffee on the long finish with faint stewed fruit - still with vanilla and clove. Some dry resinous tannins.
Closure: Natural cork stopper