Cask No. 9.95

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Spicy & sweet

Cask No. 9.95            

Playful popping in a fruit market

Speyside, Spey

The nose context was a fruit market (pear, orange, lemon, lychee, cherry) but we also found a leather handbag containing fag packets and nail varnish and paper bags of assorted fudge (vanilla, rum and raisin, ginger). The neat palate was quite an experience – apple pie, vanilla ice-cream, puff candy and honey sweetness, with menthol cigarette, aniseed and cardamom depth, while fizzy Vimto, soor plooms and white pepper popped playfully on the tongue. The reduced nose developed pleasantly – Battenberg, Bounty Bars and champagne sorbet. The palate continued to tingle and enervate – Lucozade, lemongrass and lollipop sticks. From the first distillery in Rothes.

Drinking tip: A mouth-cleaning substitute for toothpaste.

Colour: Captain Hook’s gold tooth
Cask: Refill hogshead
Age: 23 years
Date distilled: July 1990
Alcohol: 53.6%
USA allocation: 60 bottles