This is a distillery bottling of spirit distilled at Deanston. It was aged for 8 years in bourbon casks, then finished in fresh PX casks for two more years. It is bottled without coloring or filtering.
Super rich. Sweet and syrupy, loaded with fig, honey, toffee and nutty sweetness. Impressively syrupy for so short a time in sherry. Pungent pipe tobacco, nutty praline and some cocoa.
Thick mouth feel, light heat. Rich with honey and toffee, lots of nutty sherry notes. Some currant, creme brulee, stewed fruits and blackberry.
Long, rich and sweet. Complex, loaded with candied fruits, blackberry, currant, pipe tobacco and nutty caramel.
This was really impressive. I'm a big fan, and this may just be my favorite Deanston release to date.