Cask No. 36.169

Cask No. 36.169 

Poached pears

Speyside, Spey

A deep, intense fruity aroma of mangoes and apples at first, before we imagined a heady fully ripe bunch of raisined grapes squeezed into our glasses. All this combined with a floral mustiness and herbal notes of mallow. A truly inspirational experience. On the palate neat, sweet without cloying like Merlot-poached pears with vanilla and cinnamon and a kick of woody freshness in the finish. With a teardrop of water it turned into a fresh fruit salad, plenty of whipped cream and a glass of Pedro Ximenez VORS Sherry whilst  the taste was now warm and spicy, woody and rich with a syrupy sweetness and a hint of candied hazelnuts.

Cask: Second-fill barrel
Age: 22 years
Date distilled: August 1997
Alcohol: 57.5%
USA allocation: 66 bottles

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