Cask No. 10.169The Scotch Malt Whisky Society
Cask No. 10.169
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The nose is earthy and salty, evoking coastal crofts; also nutty and sweet (nougat, Cadbury’s Whole Nut) with hints of chimney tar and charred wood. The palate is earthy and spicy with dark fruits – blackcurrant throat sweets, dark chocolate, blueberries, beetroot, turmeric, pepper, plug pipe tobacco and creosoted fence posts. Water brings syrupy, treacly sweetness to the nose; a pipe rack, an aphotic apothecary’s, a ferrous ferry and a boulder-built bothy. The palate now has an obsidian salmagundi of liquorice imps, Camp coffee, treacle toffee, black bun and chewing a top-hat. Moved from an ex-bourbon hogshead after 7 years.
Cask: First-fill Oloroso hogshead
Age: 9 years
Date distilled: October 2008
USA allocation: 60 bottles