A 12-year-old single malt from an undisclosed Speyside distillery, bottled by Single Malts Of Scotland.
Part of their 'Reserve Casks' series, this is a parcel of three ex-sherry casks chosen by Oliver Chilton, head blender at Elixir Distillers. As for which Speyside distillery this whisky is from; we don't know... It could be Glenfarclas, it could be somewhere else, it could be Glenfarclas....
Distilled 2008 and bottled 2021 at 48%.
Single Malts Of Scotland is the premium range from Elixir Distillers, the team behind other bottling labels like Elements Of Islay and Port Askaig. Released since 2002, they release whiskies from all over Scotland in single cask and also the Reserve Casks batches.
Official tasting notes from the bottler:
Nose: Muscovado sugar is used to sweeten strong, black breakfast tea. Dried figs are soaking in Pedro Ximénez sherry, along with dried apricots and a bowl of ground cinnamon, ready for baking a luscious fruitcake.
Palate: Rich sticky toffee pudding. Dark-chocolate covered plump raisins and a smattering of pistachio nuts. Touches of orange oil and a hint of clove appear, along with luxurious moist prunes and some liquorice.
Finish: A rich, unctuous, velvety finish with creamy marshmallows, raspberry ice cream and a waft of cinnamon at the end.
- Single Malt