Cask No. 16.59

Tar in the night


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  • Flavour Profile:
    Deep Rich & Dried Fruits
  • Age:
    6 years
  • Region:
    Highland, Southern
  • Cask:
    Re-charred hogshead


Cask No. 16.59                        

Too good to be true

Highland, Southern

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Something was not real. Everything was too good to be true, too drenched in sugar coating and the syrupy, sticky sweetness of molten cola cubes, root beer and natural tar essences. Heady and alluring, set to reel you in with warm pine resins, fragrant cloves, strange herbal liqueurs and jazzy cocktail bitters. Reduction brought Jamaica ginger cake warmth - a soothing hug of roasted nuts, espresso Martini, intricate medicines and all manner of salted liquorice, birch beer and VORS sherry. In the mouth, the virtual and artificial perfections hold, lots of madeira cake, black forest gateau and gentle, sappy wood tones. Water cools everything down to a menthol simmer. Teas, earths, bitter herbs, medical traces and curious jams. Matured for 18 years in a single port pipe, this whisky was then divided into two separate casks, this one being a first fill PX sherry hogshead.

Cask: First-fill Pedro Ximenez hogshead
Age: 20 years
Date distilled: April 2001
Alcohol: 53.7%
USA allocation: 78 bottles