Cask No. 38.26The Scotch Malt Whisky Society
The Vaults Collection
Cask No. 38.26
The nose neat was like the treasure we could find from a pirate’s map, so many hints - but would we succeed? Aromas of Greek yogurt with honey, fresh strawberries and granola, perfumed pear, anise-scented wood and ginger tea confused us. Let’s have a sip and find the final clue – sweet, syrupy, creamy vanilla, orange essential oil, lightly nutty, a little new leather and fresh mint chocolate chip cookies in the finish. Maybe a tiny drop of water would solve the riddle, but a fresh sweet fruitiness led us astray - strawberry topping served over cheesecake while on the palate, we bit into a red apple jellybean. Will you discover the treasure?
Cask: Second-fill barrel
Age: 27 years
Date distilled: June 1992
USA allocation: 48 bottles
About Cask 38.26 Treasure hunt:
What is the most exciting thing about a closed distillery? Getting your hands on one of the last bottles in the world! This is the case with Cask 38.26 Treasure hunt. Truly a rare treasure from a demolished distillery, its rarity only tells half the story. Its purity in the glass speaks volumes as well! The core of rich, expressive fruits and confections provide a luxurious taste adventure for the serious hunters out there.
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 box.