Info: Matured in a combination of Pedro Ximenez and Oloroso sherry casks. Non chill filtered, natural colour.
Colour: Summer gold.
Nose: Malty, sherried and fun. Fairly full on, don’t sniff too hard. Nutty apple pie. Fresh with a bit of youth (not in a bad way though) and, after a while, a touch of acetate.
Palate: Easier on the palate than expected, it’s quite gentle to start with, sweet and packed full of fruity flavours and fun. The longer you hold it on the palate the more intense it becomes however.
Finish: The finish goes on for quite some time, it’s sweet, some young touches, and with spices building all the time before eventually fading out.
Thoughts: Great stuff, as ever, always very enjoyable and just as good as the previous batches. Possibly a little more tannin than the previous release, not totally sure though.
Extra: See notes on previous batches here (batch 1) and here (batch 2). Not sure where my notes on batch 3 went! Those links contain much more info on the release series too.
Available: Master of Malt – £52.33
Thanks to GlenDronach for the sample.