This single malt was distilled at Ben Nevis distillery in 1996 and aged for more than 23 years in a single hogshead yielding a total of 280 bottles. A generous medley of syrupy fruits and just the right amount of aged dustiness makes
for a delectable and moreish dram.
Syrupy fruit notes of dates and figs waft in, followed by dry deciduous wood. Next arrives balsamic-roasted parsnip and carrot, followed by the fragrant dustiness of dried flowers from an old book.
Juicy mandarin sorbet and a squeeze of bergamot coat the palate. There is some creamy white chocolate and just-brewed red lychee tea, followed by a hint of strawberry ice cream and patchouli rounding off the flavour.
Stewed plum and blackberry compote linger with the spicy-sweet prickle of peppermint candy.