Each Distillers Edition expression undergoes a second (or ‘double’) maturation in casks that have previously held a fortified wine.
After mellowing in a refill cask to develop the soft distillery character for a decade, a secondary maturation in a specifically chosen amontillado sherry wood cask ensures that all the good work continues.
Balanced sweet and dry nose, enormous malt palate and long oaky, dry finish
APPEARANCE – Golden Brown
NOSE – Brisk, sharp and brittle. Complex and excellent; astonishing balance between sweet and dry. Firmer, drier notes from soft vanilla to crisp grape. Sweeter, nuttier tones come from the malted barley and cask wood.
BODY – Firm, light to medium
PALATE – Dry, after early biscuit-sweetness. Enormous malt character contrasts with the fruitiness of the grape.
FINISH – Very long, dry, oaky. Very faint peppery notes add spice, softened by very late caramel.