This 25 year old has an amber gold colouring with quite a sherried nose, at first, that introduces a stunning sweet caramel dessert aroma, beautifully entwined with subtle suggestions of oak and polished leather. The indulgence of sweet berries and cream ensures a wonderful mélange of tastes that progress into a roasted nut and malt feast. The finish is soft and dry with a delicate dispersal of sugar and spiced oak flavours lingering on the tongue.
Wine Enthusiast 90 points - Scents of walnuts, baked bread, old oak, herbs, dry earth and soft brine. The entry offers tastes of salt water taffy, toffee and tea leaves; the midpalate features flavors of toasted malt, sautéed butter, sultanas and oak. Finishes slightly oily, long and smoky.
— P.P. (8/1/2006) — 90-95 (Aug 2006)
Our 25 year old has also been re-introduced as an un-chillfiltered spirit, with natural colour, a higher strength of 46.3% and is delivered in a smoked oak glass bottle. Its labelling is on aged parchment and it finds its bed in an Alder wooden box lined with Hessian and closed with solid brass fittings.