Limited edition bottling – only 5,000 bottles were made.
COLOUR: Rich, shadowy dark amber as if glistening from a subterranean Gothic fire.
NOSE: Drifting incense held in the evening air, exotic spices, jasmine, anise and sandalwood dance and leap out of the glass – promising something rather complex and special. Muscular sherried sweetness, vanilla candle wax, rich fruitcake and honey sweetness cavort with the aromatic spices and blood orange zest, soft peat smoke and hints of tar. Slightly frenzied and yet always perfectly poised and balanced.
PALATE: Full bodied, boisterous and sweet with a darkly sinister menace, rich velvet curtains surround dark chocolate, eucalyptus, cracked black pepper and drying mint whilst dancing with rich full sherry sweetness and toffee. Waves of flavour and texture envelop your tongue, powerfully tantalising and teasing your taste buds.
FINISH: Lingering, long, rich, sweet yet spicy. Truly full-bodied whisky with which to face Auld Nick himself. A maleficent dram!