CATEGORY: Single Malt.
BOTTLER: Distillery Bottling.
BOTTLING SERIE: Red.
STATED AGE: 11 years old.
CASK TYPE: 8 years Bourbon, 3 years Refill Pinot Noir Barriques.
NUMBER OF BOTTLES: 9000
STRENGTH: 53.1% Vol.
NOSE: Initially there’s peat, peat and more peat. After leaving this to aerate red wine notes appear, as well as the sweetness of marzipan, toffee, raspberry jam and eton mess.
PALATE: The peat remains as does the sweet taste of caramelised sugar and toffee apples. This is balanced by the contrasting fruity flavours of stewed rhubarb and crisp, juicy red apples from the red wine casks. There’s also a rich buttery biscuit flavour on the palate.
FINISH: To finish, there are lovely long sooty smoky burnt embers. This is accompanied by some dry oak vanilla tannins and phenolic antiseptic notes return to say adieu