Cask No. 68.23
Deep, rich & dried fruits

Cask No. 68.23  

Night-time lilies and espresso

Highland, Southern

It seems like a wine cask, but it’s not – a fascinating example of the re-charred cask. The nose gave us plum pie, baked apple with clove, Grand Marnier, rum punch, Marsala and brandy-soaked raisins for the Christmas cake. The palate had dates, prunes and roasted peach, Madeira wine and cinder toffee. The reduced nose was visceral and deep – lilies in the night, brown sugar remnants in an espresso cup, blackcurrant jam and cigar boxes. With water the sweetness intensified on the palate – cherry Bakewell, treacly flapjacks, rhubarb rock and pomegranate molasses, with a clean finish of cinnamon, clove and tobacco.

Cask: Re-charred hogshead
Age: 8 years
Date distilled: June 2010
Alcohol: 58.1%
USA allocation: 90 bottles

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