This was the first release from the Independent bottler The Malt Whisky Company selected by Stuart Nickerson from the distillery he helped reopen . From the 7th December 1973 it was matured in a Refill Sherry Hogshead (#37606) for 40 years before it was bottled in September 2014 at an ABV of 41.5% , the outturn was 298 bottles .
A lovely rich golden colour in the glass , A delightfully fruity nose , loads of tropical Pineapples , Mango and Banana , it is one of them malts you could sniff for ages ! The palate continues the fruity theme , adding a touch of floral and a light creamy wood spiciness , there’s a touch of vanilla as well . It floats across the tongue and down the throat . A beautifully balanced dram , the finish is long and spicy with the fruit continuing along as well . Absolutely fantastic !
Many Thanks to my friend Raj Sabharwal (@Whiskyraj) from Purple Valley Imports for the sample , much appreciated !