This is a lovely step up in the fiddich stable, this malt is a mixture of bourbon, sherry and Virgin oak casks mixed into a large vat ( solero vat) this large vessel is never actually emptied. Bottled at 40% which is a great shame because this is stunning at cask strength..
Nose.. A lovely nose delivering typical sherry notes of candied oranges, dates and figs, a lovely fresh citrus aroma of orange, spices like cinnamon and ginger, honey and vanilla, all in one single bottle..
Palate.. All the taste of Christmas comes out in this wonderful dram, it’s full of sweet delights, honey and vanilla, Demerara sugar and finished of with lovely eastern promise, ginger, cinnamon and a little oak..
Finish… This is possibly the weakest point of what is a very enjoyable dram,
Thoughts… This is a good staple dram, a little more kick would benifit this bottle massively. If you have the urge to step up in your malt journey then you don’t need to look much further than this..