We're one of only a handful of distilleries that slowly malts its barley on a stone floor, turning it by handand thereby delivering a more balanced flavour. Next, we smoke the barley over aromatic peat, handcut from Hobbister Moor to bring a unique fragrant heather character to the whisky. Then, the spirit is taken from the still and carefully filled into Sherry oak casks from Spain, these deliver priceless natural colour and a distinctive honey sweetness, perfectly complementing the aromatic peat. Next comes the hardest part, leaving it undisturbed for 18 or more years to mature in the consistently cool Orcadian air. When i'ts ready, we choose and combine our best casks, then leave them to settle and harmonise. The result is a uniquely smooth and balanced single malt, with a rich toffee sweetness and a long mouthwatering smoky finish. It's the kind of dram you long for when you've worked as hard as we have.