A limited edition, natural cask strength single malt whisky.
From refill American Oak casks filled in 1990.
Fewer than 6,000 individually numbered bottles worldwide.
Description – A fabulous summer apéritif that’s delightful at cask strength and even better with water (or from the freezer). Fresh, clean, and elegant, with good texture, it is light, yet very well balanced, and a subtle complexity has been gained with greater age.
Appearance – Pale gold. Medium Beading.
Nose – At first, clean and light, with mild nose-prickle. Creamy-soft and juicy; notes of ripe pear, with a trace of spearmint. Then more sweet fruit (honeydew melon, old orange peel). Next, the sweetness grows slightly thicker; as with an apricot pastry, or boiled sweets. Also, there are some fresh, herbal notes. Adding water brings up the sweet, fresh fruit in a refreshing, classic fruit salad. There are hints of banana and more boiled sweets (pear-drops and sherbet lemons) in the development.
Body – Medium.
Palate – Tart and fruity. Scented and floral (driedgrass, roses). Minty. Gloriously smooth full mouth-feel with water. Lightly sweet, then crisp acidity; delicate fruits (apple, pear, banana, lychee) in a light sugar syrup. Slightly fizzy on the tongue; lightly mouth-drying.Very slightly oily.
Finish – Quite short, sweet, and slightly lemony. Later, cleansing and slightly drying, like a gingery lemongrass cordial. Add water and it’s smooth and clean, with some spiciness and a lingering taste of now chewy fruit sweets (green apple flavour).