Crafted to honour the act of saving Scotland’s King in 1263, this expression combines six specially selected casks containing spirit of perfect maturity. Whiskies matured in ex-bourbon casks, Matusalem oloroso sherry wood, Madeira barrels, Marsala casks, port pipes and Cabernet Sauvignon wine barriques are brought together in perfect harmony. Each cask gives its own flavour notes, delivering a unique complex single malt whisky revered by connoisseurs.
Vital Stats: 40% ABV (80 proof), no age statement, 100% malted barley
Appearance: Reddish-brown, deep amber with bright copper and emerald on the periphery. Thick, strong legs that retreat very slowly.
Nose: Lightly floral and surprisingly restrained. Somewhat buttery and nutty, with subtle fruit notes.
Palate: Thin mouthfeel reminiscent of white wine vinegar. Sweet and bitter in relatively equal measure. Dry. Load of somewhat bitter raisin in the initial tasting. Toffee sweetness, tart cherry, blueberry preserves, bittersweet chocolate, salted almond butter, marmalade, baked clove, overripe raspberries. Exceptionally long yet quite gentle finish, glowing in the rear of the mouth and back of the throat. Spice showing up very late in the finish leaving notes of dark chocolate cake and raspberry ganache.