This comes from barrels selected from the upper reaches of the barrel-houses, where more drastic temperature changes occur. These extremes result in a more dramatic maturation process and thus a more intensely flavoured whiskey.
The Single Barrel is much darker than the other JD whiskeys, 6 to 7 years in the barrel leaves it a deep copper-red colour.
In the mouth it is much more intense, and far fuller in flavour. The grain, caramel, vanilla and charcoal flavours are wonderfully balanced.