Gather in Happiness

Gather in happiness this holiday season to share in the discovery of five unique single cask malts! This bright and lively quintet highlights the nuanced world of ex-Bourbon oak casks with brilliant examples from the Speyside and Highlands. Start with a dram to wake the palate up and prepare it for the cask strength expressions about to be experienced. Cask 1.211 Ironing a lemon is a ‘young & spritely’ malt that exemplifies the distillery’s make before it is (usually) put into sherry casks. Floral and citrus tones lead to a substantial palate with a backbone of malty cereal that forays into more exotic notes on the finish. Cask 46.81 A perfect parfait is of the ‘light & delicate’ profile and possesses a propensity for confection on the entry and finish with refreshing notes of tropical fruit revealed in between. Cask 122.27 Panna cotta, kilts and candlelight is a ‘sweet, fruity & mellow’ whisky and rarely seen unpeated effort from this distillery. Texture reigns supreme in this Highland dram with orchard fruits, hearty spice and vanilla on a sumptuous delivery. Cask 44.114 Sweet peas and toffee trees offers an entirely complex and rewarding look at the ‘spicy & dry’ flavour profile. Confectionary, herbaceous and nutty accents lead to terrific spice on the mid-palate and finish. We finish in the northern Highlands with the ‘oily & coastal’ Cask 52.28 Milking a Cowfish. Intense aromas of citrus, sea and soy before an equally intense palate of earthy, leathery and herbal notes makes for a fascinating iteration of this storied make.

 

Cask No. 1.211 - Ironing a lemon
Date distilled: April 2011
Cask: First-fill barrel
Age: 8 years
Alcohol: 60.5%
Region: Speyside Spey


Cask No. 46.81 - A perfect parfait
Date distilled: March 2007
Cask: Refill hogshead
Age: 11 years
Alcohol: 58.6%
Region: Speyside Lossie


Cask No.122.27 - Panna cotta, kilts and candlelight
Date distilled: October 2011
Cask: Second-fill barrel
Age: 7 years
Alcohol: 59.3%
Region: Highland Southern


Cask No. 44.114 - Sweet peas and toffee trees
Date distilled: October 2006
Cask: First-fill hogshead
Age: 12 years
Alcohol: 62.2%
Region: Speyside Spey


Cask No. 52.28 - Milking a Cowfish
Date distilled: March 2007
Cask: Refill hogshead
Age: 11 years
Alcohol: 59.6%
Region: Highland Northern


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