The Engima Blend is actually a blended malt, a new release from Beacon Spirits. We should probably think of an old Edrington malt base again, meaning a mix of Macallan, Glenrothes, sometimes also Tamdhu and Highland Park.
The Enigma Blend 26 yo 1993 (46,9%, Beacon Spirits 2019, 78 btl.)
Nose: cooked fruits (plums, apples, quinces) with raisins at first, quickly joined by herbal notes, bay leaf and some brioche. Marmalade. Some nutty notes and a lightly dusty, leafy side and cigar box. Mineral hints as well.
Mouth: some jammy notes (apricots and flashes of forest fruits) with croissants, cereals and nice hints of tobacco. Sweeter, honeyed notes balanced by rather savoury elements. Baking spice, fudge, oranges, hints of chocolate.
Finish: medium, with some cooked fruits and a touch of herbal oak.
Nice whisky, with good quality and a mature and varied profile. Well priced: around € 90, still a few bottles available from Beacon Spirits direct.