Cask No. 13.57

Cricket bat in the mouth


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  • Flavour Profile:
    Spicy & Dry
  • Age:
    9 years
  • Region:
    Highland, Northern
  • Cask:
    Refill barrel


Spicy & dry

Cask No. 13.57

Cricket bat in the mouth

Highland, Northern

Bottle selected by world-renowned Scottish whisky expert and writer Charlie MacLean*

Please limit two bottles per member

The nose starts off with vanilla custard and nougat, then some fruit creeps in, suggestive of plum and cherry pie and tinned mandarin segments, then someone sneaks up behind with a cricket bat. Suddenly, the cricket bat is in your mouth – reverberating wood and spices – cinnamon, anise, liquorice, Victory V – saved by the sweetness of nut brittle and cereal bars with nuts, seeds and dark chocolate. The reduced nose gets clove rock, Dentyne and distant camphor – once again patience is rewarded by fruits – pineapple and pear. The palate is sweeter and more balanced with water – spiced nuts, mulled wine and lebkuchen.

Cask: Refill barrel
Age: 9 years
Date distilled: May 2008
Alcohol: 54.4%
USA allocation: 60 bottles

*Charles MacLean is a whisky educator, lecturer, and writer who has published ten books on the subject of Scotch whisky. He has been with the Society since its outset in the early 80's, becoming chair of our tasting panel in 1992. To read more, on Charlie, click here.