Part of the Diageo Special Releases Collection 2014.
A limited edition, natural cask strength single malt from Strathmill, a Speyside distillery rarely seen as a single malt. This is the first extra-mature bottling to be made by the original distillers and the first Strathmill in this series of limited releases.
Distilled in 1988 and matured in refill American Oak casks, there are only 2,700 individually numbered bottles available world-wide.
A dense aroma with a mild nose-feel; thick and creamy, it hovers between sweet and sour, like rowan jelly, then resolves as glazed greengage tart. Far in the background is a whiff of smoke and chocolate. The taste has surprisingly little sweetness or acidity for Strathmill gently drying in the finish. More fruity with a drop of water, with the tartness of gooseberries, and a slightly waxy texture.