The Whisky Trail is the whisky range (now defunct) from Specialty Drinks Ltd portfolio. The company is a brainchild of Sukhinder and Raj Singh, two brothers with passion for fine spirits.
They went online in 1999 with the launch of The Whisky Exchange, a site which has grown to become the web’s most famous retailer of whisky and fine spirits with a range close to 8000 products available online at anytime. Apart from online business Specialty Drinks Ltd. has been releasing top notch single malt whiskies as part of their own ranges: The Single Malts of Scotland, Port Askaig and Elements of Islay. The Macallan expression presented here comprises whisky distilled in 1990, aged in ex-sherry casks and bottled at 43% abv in 2011.
Nose: rich, cocoa powder, roasted coffee beans, milk chocolate, brown sugar, honey, fruitcake, roasted almonds, mixed dried fruit and some oak.
Palate: strong coffee/cocoa notes, milk chocolate, prunes, dried apricots, bitter oranges, caramel, dash of nutmeg and delicate oakiness in the background.
Finish: medium long, with notes of roasted malt, espresso, dried fruit, pepper, nutmeg and oak.