The Casg Annamh series from Aberlour takes its name from the Gaelic for "rare cask", and a trio of casks are used to create the expressions - European oak sherry casks and two types of American oak cask. The result is brimming with toffee and dried fruit, alongside a generous handful of kitchen spices. This is the fourth batch from the series, delivering yet more Speyside single malt tastiness.
Nose: Honey on toast, red liquorice, melted butter, dates and Brazil nuts.
Palate: Flapjack with chocolate chips, honeyed cereals, ground nutmeg and cinnamon, a hint of red wine booziness.
Finish: Banana fritters, pancakes, sultanas and coffee.