A blended malt from Michel Couvreur, made from Scottish whisky which is aged in cellars in Burgundy using Sherry oak casks. The Candid expression is buttery and rich, with plenty of Sherry oak influence - think sun dried raisins and hints of almond oil - with touches of peat running though it.
Nose: Mince pie, petrichor, heavy fruit cake and a hearty helping of nutmeg.
Palate: Very well-balanced. Sherry notes are up front and sweet (almost creamy), but the robust peat earthiness keeps it all in check. There are a few notes of black liquorice tucked away in there too...
Finish: Mineral-y smoke and juicy sultana.
-- Masters of Malt