Colour: Shimmering auburn
Aroma: Rich, complex and luxuriously smooth, the signature character of the whisky, and the wood in which it has rested, complement one another beautifully. Subtle green leafy and fresh notes of juicy apples become enveloped in a sphere of rich butter toffee and velvety notes of vanilla. This melts slowly to reveal aromatic spices, perhaps of cinnamon and star anise, reminiscent of a moist ginger cake. The complex notes of the Sherry wood are finally revealed, with plump vine fruits, and the zesty peel of citrus.
Taste: The palate is sweet and enticing, like smooth, dark chocolate, which melts slowly to reveal a biscuit base on which settles tingling spices. Each sip, and if preferred, the addition of still water reveals yet more precious gems of flavour, with a zing of menthol and rich ground coffee.
Mouthfeel and Finish: Smooth, mouth-filling and velvety with a pleasantly lingering finish of delicately scented oak.