Distilled by an undisclosed producer in Scotland, this release is bottled by Alexander Murray for Costco - a la Kirkland Signature. It's aged for 24 years with a sherry finish of undisclosed duration and comes in at the sub-$100 price tag. Let's dive in.
Rich sherry character; ginger, orange peel, a big dollop of honey, big stewed fruits, cocoa and blackberry.
Medium mouthfeel. Toffee, honey, blackberry and big fig and stewed fruits note. Light sulfur, spicy on the back palate. All the hallmarks of a great sherry bomb.
Long finish. Spicy at first: ginger, pepper, a touch of oak. Then, the sweets and jam character sets in. Blueberry jam, blackberry preserve, toffee and caramel. Big fig, orange marmalade.
This is the Jam! Literally, and figuratively. After the 20yr, the 22yr, the 23rd and the 24yr, this is the clear winner. It's developed nicely, and carries a ton of weight and sherry character.