The ImpEx Collection
40 Year Old 1980 Blend
Blended, then finished in a Sherry Butt. Tasting notes by Elixir Distillers head blender Oliver Chilton
Nose: You are transported to an Autumn farmers market with notes of tobacco and mulled wine cooking on an open wood fire. The distinct smell of sultanas being rinsed in whisky with melted dark chocolate orange and toasted cinnamon sticks. With time there is a rather more delicate note akin to a very well-aged Armagnac, bringing together notes of red berry and fruit cake batter.
Palate: It is dense and packed with stewed and dried fruits: plums and prunes, raisins and currants. There is something more lively with time in the glass like mint leaves and sweet tinned peaches. Dusty chocolate blends with a hint of bonfire smoke and cherries left to soak in Bourbon. On the second sip there you find walnuts and hazelnuts with a hint of grapefruit and winter spice.
Finish: The spice continues into the finish with cloves and cinnamon balanced by dried mint leaves and thick juicy orange. It lasts forever, leaving you a pleasing dryness and flavors of earl grey tea and blackcurrant jam.
Country of Origin
A blend of single malt and grain scotch whiskies