Cask No. 1.215     

Formidable chocolate

Speyside, Spey

San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2020 GOLD MEDALIST

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A deep and dark nose ventured through dimly lit wine cellars towards wooden crates packed with walnuts, bananas and dried orange skin. Pineapple sizzled on the hot plate of a steam engine as a thin layer of soot coated tea leaves and tobacco. Then truffles and dark chocolate brought an oily weight that grew with ginger and sage towards a punchy crescendo. Water illuminated wine notes of oily Rieslings and Tokaji dessert wine whilst sweet elements ventured into toffee and candyfloss. A lively and tingly sensation lasted onto a huge finish that combined chocolate and mushrooms with leather, oak and crushed black pepper.  After 13 years in a bourbon barrel, we transferred this whisky to an Oloroso hosghead.

Cask: First-fill Oloroso hogshead
Age: 15 years
Date distilled: May 2004
Alcohol: 58.7%
USA allocation: 60 bottles

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