Spicy & dry

Cask No. 36.152 

A well-perfumed wee brute

Speyside, Spey

A garden scented perfume noted the panel at first. Followed by jasmine tea, beef stock cubes, bay leaf and a good quality VSOP Armagnac. The sense of old wood on a hot day. Water gives up warm cinnamon, an un-struck matchstick and a sweet and savoury balance - like a rich cranberry gravy. A green and flora scent lingers in the background, like daffodils in full bloom. In the mouth it arrives cleanly with a syrupy texture and flavours of madeira wine, dunnage and rosewater. A heady, intoxicating and dense dram. A touch of water and it reveals liquorice, burnt orange cake and a drying lychee aspect.

Cask: First-fill Oloroso butt
Age: 11 years
Date distilled: March 2007
Alcohol: 58.9%
USA allocation: 60 bottles

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