The Whisky Trail is a collection of young and old casks, taking drinkers off the beaten path of whisky. Only whiskies that demonstrate the most exceptional characteristics are handselected to be bottled as part of The Whisky Trail range, and with each cask as unique as a fingerprint, no two expressions will ever be the same. To ensure each whisky maintains its full flavour and cask character, we never chill-filter or add colour.
This single malt was distilled at Loch Lomond distillery (Croftengea) in 2006 and aged for more than 15 years in a single hogshead, which yielded a total of 269 bottles. Wonderfully balanced richness, zesty fruit and spice are tempered by sophisticated smoke.
Nose : Sea salted dark chocolate floats towards the senses, accompanied by charred mandarin and some grapefruit zest. Underneath, aromas of dried petals lend a contrasting softness.
Palate : Burnt pineapple upside-down cake is drizzledwith rich salted caramel and creamy chocolate sauce. Grated nutmeg and ground cloves combine to contribute a pleasant spiciness.
Finish : Wispy smoke gently fading, with an echo of blossom honey.