Cask No. 24.163

A Wizard’s Poem


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  • Flavour Profile:
    Deep Rich & Dried Fruits
  • Age:
    31 years
  • Region:
    Speyside, Spey
  • Cask:
    First-fill Pedro Ximenez butt


The Vaults Collection 

Cask No. 24.163

A Wizard’s Poem

Speyside, Spey

We gave it a mesmerising stare in the glass, a bright dark burnt umber colour which was followed by a magical wave of a wizard’s ‘Satya Sai Baba Nag Champa’ incense stick - a rich smell of frankincense, other fragrant herbs and resins. Incredibly gentle but still with a ‘tannic grip’, a perfect marriage between dark chocolate, Grand Marnier and candied orange rind – all in a truffle. A tiny drop of water and you will be on a magic carpet ride to Alcaiceria, the Great Bazaar of Granada, while on the palate you watched the sunset over the city and the Alhambra. After twenty-nine years in an ex-Oloroso butt, we transferred this whisky into a 1st fill PX sherry butt.

Cask: First-fill Pedro Ximenez butt
Age: 31 years
Date distilled: September 1989
Alcohol: 50.8%
USA allocation: 48 bottles

About Cask No. 24.163 A Wizard's Poem:

This profound malt represents a journey back in time to a bygone era of distilling that will reward its recipient with literal ‘history in a glass’. Remarkably aged for thirty-one years in sherry casks (29yrs in Oloroso and 2 years in PX!), Cask No. 24.163 is nothing short of a monumental Speyside expression illuminating a whisky lover’s top shelf.

About The Vaults Collection:

The Vaults Collection is a selection of the finest and rarest single cask, single malt whisky, set aside from The Scotch Malt Whisky Society’s most remarkable stocks over the years. They have been released from the depths of our treasure trove of casks, after decades of slow maturation and careful nurturing. The Vaults Collection represents the whisky lover’s dream: chance to journey back into whisky history, including the opportunity to experience styles or distilleries that no longer exist, like Cask 24.139 Beauty beyond skin deep. The Collection takes its name from the Society’s historical home at The Vaults in Leith, Scotland’s oldest commercial building in continuous use whose connection with the drinks world dates back to the 12th century. Each bottle has a specially designed label and is offered in a beautiful wooden box.