Type: Single Malt
Bottler: William Cadenhead Limited
Score: 93 points
This single cask bottling was highlighted during the Cadenhead’s virtual warehouse tasting during the online version of the 2021 Campbeltown Malts Festival, and spent its entire 15 years in a single ex-Bourbon hogshead cask. The nose has a subtle peatiness and hints of spice along with touches of caramel candy, honey, vanilla, dried flowers, and a hint of brine. The taste is smoky and woody with hints of vanilla, caramel, honey, dried flowers, and a nice touch of butterscotch. The finish is long and smoky with a nice bite of spice. Excellent! (July, 2021)
Special thanks to Matt Lurin and the Water of Life Festival for making this sample available.