22 Year Old Orkney Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Just 253 bottles of this special dram are being released under the signature of renowned master blender Dr Kirstie McCallum. After spending 21 years in ex-bourbon casks, this peated Orkney single malt was transferred to a highly coveted hand-selected Palo Cortado sherry cask to rest for a final six months at Crabbie’s warehouse in Edinburgh’s port of Leith area.
Bottled at 47.5%, the influence of this unusual sherry – described as Amontillado on the nose and Oloroso on the mouth – gives a wonderfully complex and rounded quality to the spicy smokiness of the finished whisky.
A nose of dried fruit, vanilla fudge, forest berries and a hint of peppery smoke lead to flavours of sweet berries and cream, caramel toffee, dried fruit and hints of dark chocolate and coffee, followed by a long, smoky finish.