Sunlight in a bottle. A rich, vivid Scotch that will remind you about the pleasures of springtime. A deep golden colour, this Royal Lochnagar 16 Year Old is a regal dram in many ways. It underwent a dual maturation process, between American oak and European oak refill casks. The Highland dram is presented at a hearty 57.5% abv, and is cask strength (which means no artificial colouring, or chill filtration).
The horse on the front of the bottle is somewhat less bold on the nose, with subtle hints of fruity, zesty, puff-pastry aromas. The palate is where the horse kicks on, delivering a creamy texture that rolls across, developing with fruity acidity and a quick oaky dryness. The finish is wonderful, with lingering pepper in a toasted oak aftertaste.