Cask No. 2.118

Smith's quadrilogy: the sunshine cellar

Speyside, Spey

A bountiful and superbly 'easy' aroma of clotted cream on soda bread, canvas, baking parchment and things like trail mix, toasted seeds, sunflower oil, gingerbread from the oven, red liquorice and honeycomb with a spritz of furniture polish. Reduction offered us sandalwood, meadow flowers, trampled grass, damp moss, petrichor, wool, pollen and tomato vines in a greenhouse. The palate opened richly and thick with butter, fruit salad juices, bubble-gum and gooseberry chutney. Some youthful dessert wine sweetness. With water we found mineral oils, midget gems, gentle wood spices, buttered brown toast and some crisp and mouth-watering green acidity. Superb!

Cask: First-fill barrel
Age: 14 years
Date distilled: April 2006
Alcohol: 53.6%
USA allocation: 90 bottles

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