Cask No. 35.235The Scotch Malt Whisky Society
The Vaults Collection
Cask No. 35.235
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The nose has an intriguing array of fruits – stewed rhubarb, perfumed pear, purple plums, pomegranate molasses, ripe fig, blood orange and Campari, with later hints of sherbet, sherry vinegar and curry spice. The neat palate has intense fruit and sherry flavours – rhubarb rock, thick-cut marmalade, Charentais melon, pineapple and marzipan; deeply satisfying and easy-drinking, with a mouth-tingling finish of chocolate Brazils, ginger, perfume and tobacco. The reduced nose – fruit compote, fruit cake, plum tarts, toffee apples and Armagnac. The reduced palate is rich, mouth-drawing and frankly exquisite – sherry trifle, kumquat, purple fruit pastilles, dried cranberries, blackcurrant jam and bitter chocolate. After 28 years of maturation on an ex-bourbon hogshead we transferred this whisky to an Oloroso hogshead for the remainder of its maturation.
Cask: First-fill Oloroso hogshead
Age: 31 years
Date distilled: September 1987
USA allocation: 30 bottles
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: A chance to journey back into whisky history, including the opportunity to experience styles or distilleries that no longer exist. 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 gift box.