Released as a replacement for the old 15 year old, rebranded and totally repackaged as a super-premium single malt. A stunning single malt, bottled at 48%, non-chill-filtered, this is absolutely stunning and definitely at the top of its class. A benchmark for other distilleries to strive for.
Nose: Thick, sweet barley, white grapes, vanilla, flint, slight leather, and honey.
Palate: Buttery manuka honey, light vanilla, corn, white wine, flint, slight waxiness, and oaky, malty smoke.
Finish: More wax. Long and sweet.
Overall: A wonderfully balanced whisky, beguils with subtle sweetness, a slight bite of mineral, and an honest maltiness throughout. Not to be overlooked.