700ml // 53.7% ABV
Distilled in November 1990 at Glen Moray, it was aged in cask 10295 and it was bottled by Duncan Taylor in September 2011. A release of 325 numbered bottles.
Colour: Deep golden brown
Nose: Rich, deep and enticing with remarkable complexity. At full strength there is an initial burst of sweetness revealing chocolate caramels and rich dried fruits (dates and raisins) embedded in a marzipan and cake mixture, reminiscent of Christmas cake. The dried fruits give way to a sponge trifle soaked in sherry.
With water, the aroma softens, revealing vanilla fudge and soft leather with hints of toffee apples. Gentle spices are discovered with cloves and eucalyptus progressing to a hint of ground nutmeg and pepper.
Taste: Incredibly mouth filling and evolving, with a voluptuous creamy and velvety mouthfeel.
The taste is rich in dried fruits (sultanas and raisins) with the smooth creaminess of chocolate caramels and the subtle spiciness of eucalyptus, cinnamon and ground nutmeg.
Finish: Long, rich and deep with chocolate, sultanas and a hint of liquorice.