This limited edition bottling is from the closed distillery at Brora on the Sutherland coast, and one of only 2976 worldwide. A magnificently confident, smoky and sweet expression – if a chocolatier made a malt it would surely taste like this.
Appearance - A deep yellow gold with exceptional beading.
Cautious, yet welcoming: a smoky fresh-lit fire, giving way to candle-wax and herbs. Soft sultana cake become malty, with toasted coconut, honey, lemon zest and subtle wood smoke.
Medium to rich, soft.
Powerful at cask strength – syrup-smooth, with the sweetness of dark chocolate truffles to start, then spicy, mouth-drying and faintly charred, with hints of wood smoke and ripe, red berries.
Medium to long and deeply warming: spicy too, its herbal freshness fused with dark chocolate, appetising toothsome tannins and a minty, fragrant aftertaste.