A single malt private selection that we went gaga for! We tasted more than a dozen samples and found this stunning whisky with aromas ranging from ripe stone fruits to hazelnuts and toast. There is a lot to process when you lift the glass to your nose. The proof is high, but this is surprisingly approachable on the palate. A little water will open up some floral aromatics, chocolate malt, and a hint of marmalade. The finish is replete with malt and oak, with accents of coffee bean, citrus, and brown sugar.