Cask No. 38.27

Ornate gardens and complex moments


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  • Flavour Profile:
    Old & Dignified
  • Age:
    27 years
  • Region:
    Speyside, Spey
  • Cask:
    Second-fill barrel


The Vaults Collection

Cask No. 38.27

Ornate gardens and complex moments

Speyside, Spey 

A delightfully perfumed nose conjured rose gardens and carnations with chamomile tea in a greenhouse with ripe guava, melon and banana. Waves of complexity began to emerge as curious herbal cough syrup notes fused with a soft waxiness and putty. Herbal nuances followed onto an accomplished palate that displayed butterscotch and fudge alongside buttered crumpets and a touch of marmalade. Water brought a wonderful amalgamation of pineapple, mango and pears with aged riesling wine and Earl Grey tea. Medicinal flavours captured tea tree oil with lemon cough syrup and a superb combination of marzipan, walnuts and coconut husk on the long-lasting finish.

Cask: Second-fill barrel
Age: 27 years
Date distilled: June 1992
Alcohol: 49.7%
USA allocation: 48 bottles


About Cask No. 38.27 Ornate gardens and complex moments:

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 No. 38.27 Ornate gardens and complex moments. 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 provides a luxurious taste adventure for those lucky enough to taste this magical make.


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: 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.