A time capsule of a whisky, bringing back memories of bottlings from this distillery from many decades ago. Entirely matured in an Oloroso sherry butt for twenty-five years, it is not nonetheless completely dominated by the wine: one of the rare cases where there has been full integration and interaction with the spirit, and the result is more than the sum of the parts. What makes it so stunning, is that at the nose, while obviously displaying sherry influence, it’s a fruity feast: candied oranges, peaches, cantaloupe and a whole array of tropical fruits (mango, passion fruit in particular). All this fruitiness is backed by a clean, fragrant malty profile and a hint of spring flowers (but in a much gentler way than in whiskies from this distillery from the previous decade). At the palate it’s consistent with the nose: again very fruity, perfectly balanced between dry character and sweetness, with a very firm maltiness and a hint of beeswax.