The barley malt is distilled in century-old stills, then aged in oak casks for three years. During the maturation process, it gradually takes on its lovely amber color and develops magnificent aromas of pear, cherry, and lily. The finish hints at apples.,,"European Single Cask Whisky of the Year" - Jim Murray's Whisky Bible 2011, on the 44-month edition of the Belgian Owl.Aroma:,At the same time both rich and delicate, it opens with a pleasant fruity softness: mirabelle, ripe pear, butterscotch� then a floral touch that confers a small touch of Spring. As it opens a bit more, it reveals an almost exotic dimension of coconut cream, vanilla, banana ice cream, and fig.,,Flavor:,The mouth is full and fresh at the same time, confirming the promise of the aromas. The flavor is delicate and spreads in an astonishing crescendo of vanilla-cream with lemon, frozen apples, and ginger jam.,,Finish:,The finish is wonderfully long, developing the vanilla of the American Oak while preserving the delicacy of the distillate. Ripe fruit flavors of pear, apple, banana, and plums grow together as in a haunting echo. The whisky presents an astonishing balance of fruity freshness and delicacy.