This is a classic 12 Year Old Speyside, which has spent most of its life ageing in Bourbon casks. This bottling has spent 6 months in new oak from specially reconditioned barrels. The new oak lends colour and flavours of oak and vanilla to give a smooth and rounded dram typical from its region of production. The rich gold colour of this Speyside malt whisky promises much. Pear drops and green apples characterise the initial impact of this whisky. Vanilla follows together with hints of nuts and raisins. This whisky has a long finish, which is fresh and clean. A great whisky for any time of the day.