Part of Diageo's Special Releases for 2020, a single malt from the closed Speyside distillery. Distilled in 1989, matured for 30 years in first-fill ex-bourbon casks and bottled in 2020. A total of 7,056 bottles were produced. Bottled at a natural cask strength of 50.8%. (Bottle size 750ml)
Nose: Mellow and slightly drying, leaving an unctuous fruity-oily first impression. The rich top notes suggest a salad of ripe tropical fruits; pear, papaya, pineapple and banana, sitting on a green base of fragrant oil.
Palate: Lightly oily and very smooth in texture, mouth-filling and lightly mouth-drying. Rich and creamy vanilla-sweet overall, with some balancing fruity acidity..
Finish: Quite short, sweet and smooth, and lightly drying, with a lingering spicy warmth.