Cask No. 30.116

A moment of alinity


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  • Flavour Profile:
    Deep Rich & Dried Fruits
  • Age:
    16 years
  • Region:
  • Cask:
    Second-fill hogshead


Cask No. 30.116   

A Christmas changeling

Speyside, Spey

Selected by American Members at The Tasting Panel Experience 2020

Please limit one (1) bottle per member

Fiercely polished mahogany greets the eyes with a deep amber gaze, with thanks given to the casks this rested in. After 21 years in an ex-bourbon casks, it soaked up its final splash of color from its two and a half years in a 1st fill Spanish oak PX hogshead. Lingers in the glass, with soft yet powerful notes of dates and mixed dried fruits, salted caramel, maraschino cherries and pure maple syrup. Almonds and candied walnuts dance into Christmas cake, followed by savory notes of balsamic vinegar reduction, dry Oloroso and cinnamon nutmeg spice. Water introduces lime pickle and mango chutney. The palate, with its viscous texture gifts a light acidity and sweetness, turning into a drying, long, pleasantly spicy finish. Water excites with a sweet and sour, meaty grilled steak with garam masala curry spice, topped with hardwood sawdust. Long and warm finish of Christmas pudding, balsamic and candies nuts! The holiday spirit of spirits!

Cask: First-fill Spanish oak Pedro Ximenez hogshead
Age: 23 years
Date distilled: February 1997
Alcohol: 54.0%
USA allocation: 157 bottles