Cask No. 64.65
 
$135.00
Sweet, Fruity & Mellow

Cask No. 64.65          

Bitter-sweet as lost love

Speyside, Lossie

The nose had unstinted salivating sweetness (toffee, marshmallows, nougat, maple syrup on ice-cream, Crunchie bars, sugary espresso dregs) plus a mesmerising melange of exotic fruits, some pine and old-fashioned perfumes. The palate was really juicy and lively – slightly bitter but attractive fruits dancing jigs on our willing tongues (kumquat, preserved lemon, Caribbean punch, sherbet lemons) – we also got balsamic glaze, cinnamon stick, vanilla and juicy oak. The reduced nose seemed fruitier, fresher and mouth-watering, with pineapple, apricot, melon, tutti frutti and lemon tart. The reduced palate was as bitter-sweet as Tennyson’s lost love – lemon drizzle cake, bitter lemon and pickled ginger.

Drinking tip: It’s quite lively – something to put you in the mood for dancing, funfairs or sky-diving.

Colour: Aladdin’s lamp
Cask: First-fill barrel
Age: 14 years
Date distilled: April 2001
Alcohol: 60.3%
USA allocation: 90 bottles

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