A triple-wood from the Dalmore distillery, an awesome 40 year old, matured in American white oak, Matusalem Oloroso sherry and Amoroso sherry casks. A rare Highland bottling. A great testament to the blending skill of Richard Paterson!
Nose: Sublime balance and clarity. Winter spice, ginger, cocoa dryness, slightly herbal. Toasted malt loaf buttered and with a liberal helping of Seville marmalade. Oily nuts, banana grilled with Demerara sugar and hazelnut spread. Hint of smoke.
Palate: Sherried sultana, wood tannins rise to provide balance and oomph. Thick toffee and zesty ripe orange and marmalade bubbling in a saucepan.
Finish: A little short, chocolate, syrupy, orange.