Cask No. 36.194

Mid-winter celebrations


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  • Flavour Profile:
    Deep Rich & Dried Fruits
  • Age:
    12 years
  • Region:
    Speyside, Spey
  • Cask:
    First-fill American oak Pedro Ximenez hogshead
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Up front warning, we tasted this sample just before Christmas! The aroma reminded us of mince pies, mulling spices, nutmeg and treacle tarts. The taste was no surprise either, lebkuchen, moist ginger cake, chocolate marzipan truffles but also sautéed buttery mushrooms and red wine jus over duck. A bit more spice on the nose after reduction as we prepared red cabbage sauerkraut with chilli and ginger as well as German potato dumplings. On the palate a creamy lightly smoked paprika sauce now came to the fore in which we dipped our birria tacos. Following nine years in an ex-bourbon hogshead, we transferred this whisky into a first fill American oak PX sherry hogshead.

USA allocation: 114 bottles