Colour: Amber with dark gold highlights.
Nose: Complex, yet refined, delicately peated, with fresh tempting aromas of marmalade, honey, freshly ground coffee, sherry and nuts. Some oaky tannins.
Flavour: Full-bodied and robust, the sherry and the oak fight for your attention yet neither is overpowering. A powerful nutty smokiness.
Finish: Intense, long lasting, dry smoky and malty. A beautiful dark Belgium chocolate taste at the back of your mouth to complete the flavour of the 25 Years Old.
Ultimate Beverage Challenge 96 points - Caramelized notes of golden raisins, confectionary and a touch of woodsy earth on the nose. The palate leads with flavors of salted roasted cashews followed by soft baking spices that lead into intensely rich caramel and coffee. The finish is smooth and lingering. Complex and powerful.
A spectacular nose of sherry aromas, including brine, cured olives, leather and nuts. The oily and waxy texture leads to a complex palate, which reveals tastes of dark bitter chocolate, vanilla bean, smoke and sherry. The finish lingers forever. A dry, rich and intricate whisky. (Apr 2014)