Finished in Pedro Ximenez Sherry Casks
Smooth peat in a perfect balance with raspberries, maple syrup and warm tobacco notes. Forest fruit chocolate cake, cinnamon and subtle coastal notes. This expression has become a little less sweet in the past few years, and I think it’s really excellent now.
Rich, with more ashy peat than on the nose. Some tarry notes and earthy notes. Oranges, a hint of herbal honey, but again no overdose of sherry sweetness. Tobacco leaves, some mint and Turkish coffee in the end. Less sherry than, say, five years ago.
It’s long finish is a tad drier, with dark chocolate, a subtle herbal bitterness, liquorice and pepper.