Colour: Deep, dark copper with a few flecks of charcoal sediment from the inside of the cask I drew the bottle from.
Nose: Much like its Balvenie stablemate, it has soft oak and some sweet, rich dried fruits.
Palate: Wow, the intense flavour and warmth hit your palate then decide to have a party all around your mouth. Salted caramel and rich syrupy sherry notes.
Finish: A salty tingle on the tip of the tongue, foowed by a long fade with some residual sweetness.
Comments: It’s like eating a salted caramel macaron. Soft, chewy, creamy – the flavours just keep coming. A sublime malt.