Cask No. 35.248

Eclectic equilibrium


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  • Flavour Profile:
    Old & Dignified
  • Age:
    23 years
  • Region:
    Speyside, Lossie
  • Cask:
    First-fill Sauternes barrique


Cask No. 35.248          

Eclectic balance

Speyside, Lossie

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Bold and woody aromas of old dunnage warehouses and linseed oil mingled with fruit-filled orchards and tropical notes of mango, guava and banana. A strong sense of dessert wine and calvados then introduced fragrant tones whilst cinnamon and nutmeg complemented raisins. The palate was dry and nutty with a tingle from wasabi and an honest complexity that meandered through prunes, dates, chocolate and maple syrup. Water brought out a freshness as honeycomb, coconut and lime juice joined tea tree oil and eucalyptus amongst a plethora of candied fruits and herbs. Hints of butterscotch and soft pear emerged as we approached a finish that returned to aged wine and wood alongside malted barley and violets. After spending 22 years in an ex-bourbon barrel this was transferred to a first-fill ex-Sauternes barrique for the remainder of its maturation.

Cask: First-fill Sauternes barrique
Age: 23 years
Date distilled: October 1995
Alcohol: 55.0%
USA allocation: 72 bottles