Cask No. 16.39
 
$145.00

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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