Cask No. 24.145

Seductive sweetness

Speyside, Spey

The nose gave us a cornucopia of fruits – stewed apples, sultanas, cantaloupe and orange. Mellifluous sweetness – honey, marzipan, treacle tart and deeper aromas of cinnamon, star anise and vanilla. The palate offered a balanced duality of full-on seductive sweetness; spun sugar, butterscotch, marrons glacés, Nutella, baked bananas and more platonic teasing hints of wood spice, mahogany, aftershave and tobacco – definitely complex. The reduced nose discovered beeswax furniture polish, pralines, foamy shrimps and raspberry sauce on ice-cream. The palate became somehow even more complex and more interesting – brown sugar, baklava and fruit syrup; then sweet oak, old leather and warming spices.

Cask: First-fill barrel
Age: 18 years
Date distilled: March 2002
Alcohol: 57.8%
USA allocation: 60 bottles

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