16-year-old single malt from the fantastic Aberfeldy distillery, which has been operating in the foothills of Scotland's central Highlands since 1898. This expression is finished in oloroso Sherry casks, imparting decadent layers of juicy sweetness, spiced fruitcake, and dark chocolate to the whisky.
Nose: Raisins and cinnamon at first, before moving on to butterscotch, caramel, and dried apple. A touch of floral malt, too.
Palate: Well-rounded and mellow, more apple at first, along with poached pear in dark chocolate sauce, soon joined by clementine segments and honey on toast.
Finish: A spark of ginger, waxy peels, silky oak char, and a whisper of smoke.