Appearance: Deep amber taking much of its colour from the Oloroso Sherry casks used to finally marry and mature the blend.

Aroma: Elusive floral notes of lavender, wall-flowers and sphagnum moss leading to light coconut oil and saddle soap. Water freshens and develops the fragrance; floral notes now more dried mixed herbs; still a trace of coconut, with planed or sanded hard-wood, and after a while a little linseed oil and a hint of fresh pears.

Taste: Enticing start, nice texture, lightly drying, well balanced. Good length, finishing dry overall with a touch of ginger and the zest of Spanish oranges. Some chocolate pears and desiccated coconut in the aftertaste.

Charles MacLean – Master of the Quaich