This release is the part of the annual 2017 Special Release series from Diageo. This limited edition is the oldest of the unpeated styles released thus far, and is matured in refill American oak casks. Bottled at cask strength of 59.8%.
Nose: At the tasting we attended, “chocolate digestives” was met with universal agreement. Quite creamy with bourbon hints and sliced peaches too.
Palate: Fruitier now, fragrant and concentrated with a little furniture polish. This is complemented by the expected soft caramel and clean seashell character.
Finish: Cake-like with just a hint of smoke (even though this is ‘unpeated’).