Now discontinued, this was a limited bottling and experimental whisky delivering smooth, round and rich flavours - created from a blend of six selected malt whiskies and aged in some extreme conditions.
Firstly this whisky was aged in ex-sherry oak casks on Scotland's mainland, then shipped to mature for a further year up to the remote northern island of Unst, near the Muckle Flugga lighthouse. Here the whisky casks are exposed to every type of climate - gales, salt spray and summer sun. What emerged is a unique dram. Rich and full of fruit. Any roughness is smoothed away. The pure pristine essence of a distinguished malt whisky is captured.
Nose: Hints of fruity honey and a little sherry on the nose. Toasty and faintly herbal.
Palate: Lovely interplay between oak and barley. Richness from a touch of gentle peat. Those sherry casks make themselves known subtly and delicately with a touch of dried peels and soft spices.
Finish: Malty, fruit-driven finish.
Muckle Flugga is a small rocky island north of Unst in the Shetland Islands, Scotland. It is often described as the northernmost point of the British Isles (but the smaller islet of Out Stack is a wee bit farther north).