All six of the ‘Classic Malts’ have released limited edition ‘Distiller’s editions’, which are finished in special casks selected by the master distiller at each distillery. Glenkinchie in Amontillado casks, Cragganmore in Port, Oban in Montilla, Talisker in Amoroso sherry, and Lagavulin in Pedro Ximénez sherry. Dalwhinnie took an Oloroso Sherry finish, which markedly deepened its colour and its body. Fruit, floral and heather notes turn supple with olive oil, oak, peat and hard candy.
Tasting note: [1992 Reviewed] Equally honeyed; in fact here the finish (oloroso this time) seems to enhance the sweetness. Out comes Manuka honey, Greek yogurt, and heavy blossom notes while the sherry itself brings in a nutty, polished note. There’s just a hint of sulfur when you add water (Dalwhinnie is a sulfury new make). The finish is long with some Brazil nut. Try frozen with dessert.