The 15 Years Old follows on from the 10. The longer maturation softens it's smokiness to hints of charred oak while developing the wood-imbued character. Bourbon casks cultivate the sweetness vanilla pods and honey while sherry casks impart rich fruity notes.
|G&M: Beautifully balanced sherry aromas with vanilla pod, zesty orange and spicy ginger complemented by delicate chamomile and menthol notes. With water the whisky shifts into another gear with subtle hints of cocoa, nutmeg and cinnamon giving way to sweet honey notes and hints of bonfire embers.
The WSD: The nose has raisins and North African spices and a distinct charred note (M).
|G&M: Luscious rich fruit cake with stewed plum, red apple skin and the sharp edge of kiwi fruit. With water it's a very satisfying palate with traces of charred oak complimenting sweet tangerine, plum and nectarine comlimented by a gorgeous touch of milk chocolate.
The WSD: More raisins on the palate now with plum compote and more charring - well done crackling (M).