Cask No. 12.62



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  • Flavour Profile:
    Deep Rich & Dried Fruits
  • Age:
    31 years
  • Region:
    Speyside, Lossie
  • Cask:
    First-fill Pedro Ximenez butt


The Vaults Collection

Cask No. 12.62


Speyside, Lossie

GOLD MEDAL WINNER - 2022 San Francisco World Spirits Competition 

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An aroma of incense of the most valued scented aloeswood which noblemen of the ancient Japanese imperial court called ‘Kyara Kongo’ and translates into ‘Diamond Kyara’ filled the room. On the palate somewhat heavy and dark but at the same time fruity and light as we envisaged watching the show ‘How the Andalusian Horses Dance’, an equestrian ballet accompanied by Spanish music in the Royal Andalusian School in Jerez. With a drop of water, we imagined the beating wings of a hummingbird, gracile, filigree, a playful elegance and seemingly without the slightest effort. A heaven-sent enjoyment you will not easily forget. After twenty-nine years in an ex-oloroso butt, we transferred this whisky into a first fill PX butt. 

Cask: First-fill Pedro Ximenez butt
Age: 31 years
Date distilled: September 1989
Alcohol: 57.9%
USA allocation: 60 bottles


About Cask No. 12.62 Heaven-sent:

Cask No. 12.62 is a sherry lover's dream! Maturation for 31 years in sherry casks – 29 years in Oloroso butt and 2 years in Pedro Ximenez butt – has created a luscious yet nuanced profile that will indulge and inspire the senses. 

About The Vaults Collection:

The Vaults Collection is a selection of the finest and rarest single cask, single malt whisky, set aside from The Scotch Malt Whisky Society’s most remarkable stocks over the years. They have been released from the depths of our treasure trove of casks, after decades of slow maturation and careful nurturing. The Vaults Collection represents the whisky lover’s dream: chance to journey back into whisky history, including the opportunity to experience styles or distilleries that no longer exist. The Collection takes its name from the Society’s historical home at The Vaults in Leith, Scotland’s oldest commercial building in continuous use whose connection with the drinks world dates back to the 12th century. Each bottle has a specially designed label and is offered in a beautiful wooden box.