St Agnes XO Grand Reserve 40 Year Old
Deep, dark amber. Natural colour. This spirit needs time to open up and reveal its intense aged character. Christmas cake and aged barrel rancio characters open up into espresso, cacao and dark chocolate, dried apricot and dates. Burnt buttered toast with marmalade. Full palate upfront with a very rich mouthfeel. Alcohol hotness off set with tannin grip from barrel maturation. Hint of cardamom, walnut and dense Christmas cake fruits. Old oak barrel and prune length further reminder of its age. Patience and reflection needed to get the most out of this, its length is un-paralleled and deeply satisfying. A spirit that shows its historic concentration and character. Minimum spirit age 40 years old. Oldest component distilled in 1970.
In a world that moves too fast, and demands too much too soon, we celebrate the patient rewards of time and craft. In a world that craves perfection and global uniformity, we celebrate the authenticity of character, provenance and uniqueness.