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Raymond Armstrong took this distillery to an entirely new level when he bought it. Unfortunately the distillery has been limited in how much spirit it may produce, making this dram extremely hard to find outside the uk. Such a pity. Even though production is so low, they still put out bottles at or near cask strength, at a very reasonable price (£40).
The 10 year old single sherry cask expression is bottled at 55%, with no caramel added and not a chill filter in sight.
On the nose, rich sherry, vanilla, oak, cara,el. On the palate, sherry, chocolate, butterscotch. The finish is exquisite, dries out the mouth in an elegant way.
In terms of value for money, I would happily buy 3-4 of these over a JW Blue, and you could buy 10 of these for less than 1 bottle of Macallan 25 and some would say each bottle would taste better...
This is one of the best Scotches I have ever had. A shame people in North America can't buy this.