Part of Diageo's Special Releases for 2019, a single malt from the closed Speyside distillery. Distilled in 1989, double-matured in Pedro Ximenez and Oloroso seasoned casks and bottled in 2019. A total of 5,568 bottles were produced. Bottled at a natural cask strength of 51.4%. (Bottle size 750ml)
Nose: A mellow nose overall, with very light prickle; lightly nose drying, with first faint and delicate impressions of fruitiness and dried flowers, beneath which there’s a note of buttery sponge.
Palate: Mouth-filling and ultra-smooth in texture. Immediately rich and very sweet, with light dried fruits; golden sultanas in light liquor. It quickly becomes spicy, with tannic gunpowder tea in mid-palate, and is drying overall.
Finish: Long, smooth, and spicy, finishing with a shake of powdered ginger and a lingering, embracing warmth.