The 18 Year old bottling spends the first 14 years of aging in ex-bourbon casks and the final four years in Matusalem Oloroso Sherry casks. These casks from Bodega González-Byass were filled with 30 year old Oloroso Sherry enriched with Pedro Ximenez Sherry, an extremely sweet style of sherry made by drying the grapes in the sun.
DISTILLED IN POT STILLS FROM 100% MALTED BARLEY, PRODUCED AT ONE DISTILLERY, AGED IN BARRELS; IF SCOTCH OR IRISH, MUST BE AGED FOR AT LEAST THREE YEARS.
EX-BOURBON, EX-MATUSALEM SHERRY
“The color is dark amber and full of nuts on the nose and almost, maybe soy sauce. The whisky is quite chewy and, in fact, tastes of the Nestlé candy Chunky which is milk chocolate, raisins, and peanuts. The fruit that stands out is orange and the finish is very nutty and slightly bitter.”