After mellowing in a refill cask to develop the soft distillery character for a decade, a secondary maturation in a specifically chosen amontillado sherry wood cask ensures that all the good work continues. Appearance: Golden Brown Nose: Brisk, sharp and brittle. Complex and excellent; astonishing balance between sweet and dry. Firmer, drier notes from soft vanilla to crisp grape. Sweeter, nuttier tones come from the malted barley and cask wood. Body: Firm, light to medium Palate: Dry, after early biscuit-sweetness. Enormous malt character contrasts with the fruitiness of the grape. Finish: Very long, dry, oaky. Very faint peppery notes add spice, softened by very late caramel.