Cask No. 41.139   

A complex character

Speyside, Spey

The complex nose held juicy pineapple and watermelon; vanilla fudge and puff candy; then thyme and sage in a potting shed. The palate’s main thrust delivered honey, Danish pastries, mango pudding with custard, Starburst and Skittles – the finish had clean oak, lemon peel and white pepper. The reduced nose returned to a fruity dimension – stewed apples, ripe pears and lime flavoured fondant sweets – other comments included wildflowers, rosewater, gorse and hawthorn; candied angelica on sponge cake and vending machine gumballs. The palate tasted older than the stated age – juniper, limoncello, gewürztraminer and perfumed cigarettes; spearmint Softmints, oak and vanilla.

Cask: First-fill barrel
Age: 12 years
Date distilled: April 2008
Alcohol: 60.9%
USA allocation: 60 bottles

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