Glen Scotia Double Cask, Single Malt Whisky, 70cl.
The other Campbeltown distllery, often over shadowed by its more famous counterpart and only in production for part of the year. Recently they have released a new range with smart new packaging, the first of these the 'Double Cask'. Matured in first fill Bourbon barrels and then finished in Pedro Ximenez sherry casks.
Nose: Vibrant fruit emerges first (peach flesh and green apple peels), followed by chewy vanilla fudge, a hint of salinity, then an array of oak-y spices including some char.
Palate: Opens with more fudge with a little dusting of powdered sugar. Powerful, oily and a touch herbaceous with some German brandy character.
Finish: Sherried notes come through more on the finish.