Cask No. 35.223
Cask No. 35.223 Cask No. 35.223
Old & dignified

Cask No. 35.223         

A Theta state of mind

Speyside, Lossie

Please limit one bottle per member

Give this one time - this is a meditative dram. Imagine being in an incense ceremony at a Buddhist temple; the air is heavy with the scent of sandalwood, peony and Kyara (meaning ‘precious’ – the highest grade of agarwood). Following ‘the sound of the gong’ we had a sip. It was still lively for its age yet also smooth, like a Buddhist monk’s satin robe with a hint of fragrant smoke. A drop of water and it burst into life, like the cherry blossom in Japan, and on the taste so soothing and relaxing with a lingering spicy finish. After twenty-nine years in an ex-bourbon hogshead we transferred this whisky into a first-fill Sauternes barrique.

Cask: First-fill Sauternes barrique
Age: 31 years
Date distilled: October 1986
Alcohol: 56.5%
USA allocation: 30 bottles

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