How to further improve the clean and peaty distillate from a legendary Islay distillery which in the last two decades has seen a big return to quality? Simple: by going to a bodega in Jerez, Spain, and selecting our own personal sherry casks for maturation. In this case, we chose a rich and sweet Pedro Ximenez to complement the crisp and citrusy distillate… and the result is explosive. The PX influence is subtle and never cloying: it simply adds weight and a touch of sweetness, enhancing the leathery, organic and smoky notes without excesses of fruit or wine. This is a young, juicy and vibrant whisky, full of Islay intensity and a robust body, with an endlessly long mineral, flinty and smoky finish.