Bottled in 2011, Distilled 1995. This is the definitive Islay Malt – untameable, with the strongest peat flavour of any of the malt whiskies from this wild island shore. Its dry, complex strength of character, with characteristic notes of sea-spray, is perfectly matched by the sweet accents of sun-dried grapes derived from Pedro Ximenez cask-wood in which this special edition has been doubly matured.
The Distiller Edition of the Classic Malts of Scotland brings a new dimension of taste and exploration to the enjoyment of Single Malt whisky. Each of the nine distilleries has hand selected a small number of their casks for double maturing. The whisky is matured for a second time in cask-wood which each Master Distiller has chosen to complement the unique character of the individual Malt whisky. The marriage of cask-wood and whisky has always been a traditional tool of the distiller’s craft but the addition of a second maturing in selected cask-wood brings a new depth and complexity to these great Malt whiskies.
Each special Limited Edition s hallmarked as a symbol of rarity and superior quality. The hallmark carries the symbol of the distillery, its founding year assay mark, the type of cask-wood in which the whisky has been double-matured and the monogram of each Master Distiller.
Each bottle in The Distillers Edition of the Classic Malts of Scotland carries a release number, individual to each Distillery, which designates the selected casks that have been especially chosen for double maturation.
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