Cask No. 16.39

Cask No. 16.39      

Sweetness and spice laced with mystery

Highland, Southern

The dark, brooding nose has chocolate and marmalade cake, dark cherries, cinder toffee, orange muscat wine and bramble liqueur; maybe some leather. The palate finds earthy, fruity flavours - fruit cake, damson jam, orange peel, Old English Spangles, cinnamon toast and cough syrup. The reduced nose gradually surrenders its secrets - spiced plums, orange Aero, sandalwood, mango stone, espresso, Peshawari naan, Cherry Tunes, etc. The reduced palate is like a metaphor for living - sweetness and spice laced with mystery - petits fours, moist ginger cake, Grand Marnier and tiramisu. After 17 years in a port pipe we re-racked this into a second-fill, high-toast/medium-char puncheon (made from European oak).

Cask: Second-fill European oak puncheon, heavy toast/medium char
Age: 18 years
Date distilled: March 2001
Alcohol: 55.2%
USA allocation: 120 bottles

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