Cask No. 16.40

ACME ghost repellent


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  • Flavour Profile:
  • Age:
    8 years
  • Region:
    Highland, Southern
  • Cask:
    Re-charred hogshead


Cask No. 16.40      

Coffee kisses in a smoky bothy

Highland, Southern

On the nose, the sweetness of barley sugars and hazelnut chocolate was balanced by gentle smoke and chestnuts roasting on a charcoal brazier. The palate was chewy and substantial – wood-smoke and honey, heather moor-burn, slightly burnt fruit cake and suggestions of a coal-fire hearth. The reduced nose evoked brewers’ chocolate malt, raisins, cinder toffee, bourbon biscuits and coffee kisses. The palate now sweetened up quite a bit – brown sugar, chocolate donuts and over-done brownies in a smoky bothy atmosphere – eminently drinkable, we agreed. After 8 years in a bourbon hogshead this was moved into heavily charred new oak.

Cask: New oak hogshead, heavy char #4
Age: 9 years
Date distilled: December 2009
Alcohol: 61.1%
USA allocation: 60 bottles