A scrumptious 30 year old bottling from the Hebridean distillery. This whisky was first unveiled at the 2012 Whisky Show, and ever since, drinkers have been eagerly anticipating its general release. This whisky has been aged in ex-bourbon barrels for 27 years, before being finished in Gonzalez Byass Oloroso butts for the last three years. Gonzalez Byass is one of Jerez’s largest and most esteemed bodegas, well known for producing fantastic quality sherries (they also helped to introduce electric lighting and sophisticated plumbing in Spain). This whisky is named after the Carnas an Staca Standing Stones found on the Isle of Jura, which were constructed 3000 years ago by Diurachs, the ancient inhabitants of the Island. The whisky itself is delicious, and surprisingly tropical for a distillery known for its oily coastal island style. The nose brings notes of mango, and pineapple, with a little dried fruit and toasted oak notes. The palate is rich with a creamy delivery, sweet vanilla custard and toasted malt explode on the palate, followed by dense chocolate and dried fruit flavours. The finish is long and zesty, with intense citrus and crème brûlee. Extraordinarily good whisky, and the winner of the Best Islands Single Malt award in the 2016 World Whisky Awards. The whisky is packaged in a charming box with coppery accents, an ideal gift for any malt fan!