Available exclusively through the Whisky Exchange, there are 576 bottles from cask number 30087, an Oloroso sherry butt that was filled in 1999. It will retail for £180.
Midleton distillery’s head blender, Billy Leighton described the expression thus: “Fleshy fruit, figs and dates. There’s a lot of sherry. It’s a bit leathery. There are spices, a lot of herbal with a top note of garden mint. Nutmeg, a prickle of black pepper. Bitter almond/walnut.”
After tasting, he continued: “Some unmalted barley from the pot still, licorice, burnt coconut, ground coffee with a lingering grassy finish.”
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