Cask No. 31.34

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Oily & coastal

Cask No. 31.34    

Muted Hebridean smoke

Highland, Island

The nose was immediately promising – gentle smoke drifting over Hebridean beaches, apricot jam, blossom honey, whin-scented soap, menthol tobacco and a comforting leather sofa. The sweet, viscous palate had toffee, sweet coconut and mussels, with fantastically muted smoke (wood smoke and aromatic cigars) – the finish and odd mixture of sherry vinegar and lemon zest. On the reduced nose – jam sponge, splashes of citrus and enjoying Coquilles St Jacques among the gorse bushes. The palate now – lemon squeezed on calamari, key lime pie and salty Twiglets. After 27 years in ex-bourbon wood this was transferred to a first-fill charred red wine hogshead.

Drinking tip: With seafood.

Colour: Light apricot gold
Cask: First-fill charred red wine barrique
Age: 28 years
Date distilled: September 1988
Alcohol: 48.3%
USA allocation: 90 bottles