[51.9%・34 Years Old・Bottled in 2017・Official Bottling・Limited Release of 3000 Bottles]
The nose is held to a softened state, hint of floral to go with a milky vanilla note. Moderate doses of waxed apples and tangerines and in time some minerals develop as does a light lace of smoke, gently floating atop traces of sea salt and turmeric.
Palate & Finish:
Quite a spirited delivery, led by citrus based fruits with ample of spices, vanilla opening up to honey and ginger flowers. It’s quite lively indeed. Perhaps a very fine waxiness in the background but it is not so evident.
Wee splash of salt and pepper carrying the gentle malt and mangos into a medium finish,
A fine dram indeed, less complex than older releases but certainly quite lively at 34 years young, this one feels more energised.
P.S. Thank you to Mr. Simon McGoram and the rest of the Diageo and Leo Burnett Sydney team for arranging the tasting experience. It is much appreciated.
Photo Credit to Esmond.