A secret Speyside single malt, from a very renowned distillery that we can’t reveal, with a strong influence from Pedro Ximenez. In spite of the sweetness of the wine, the overall impression is quite on the dry side and the nose shows a particularly strongly toasted character. Raisiny, with dried figs and dates, but also a whiff of brown sugar, roasted nuts and chestnuts. There is a whiff of old leather-bound books, too. At the palate, it plays on a fine line between fruity and raisiny sweetness, and the nutty, toasted and drier notes. The winey influence is always very clear, quite thick and oxidative. It’s at the same time bright and lively, and showcasing a darker and more brooding side. Definitely a dessert whisky!