Spey // Speyside, Scotland
"Trutina" means "balance" in Latin and comes from the confidential Speyside Distillery. 18 000 bottles of this no-age expression were released as part of a two-bottle release with its sister bottling Spey Fumare. Not available in the US.
Single MaltDistilled in pot stills from 100% malted barley, produced at one distillery, aged in barrels; if Scotch or Irish, must be aged for at least three years.
"The nose is rather fresh, light and rounded with chocolate, floral and wine-y notes coming through. Aromas of creamy rich vanilla and fruity notes of apricot marmalade with banana cheesecake develop on the mouth. The elegant finish brings back the initial chocolate-y appeal."