Cask No. 41.161

A modern masterclass


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  • Flavour Profile:
    Deep Rich & Dried Fruits
  • Age:
    16 years
  • Region:
    Speyside Spey
  • Cask:
    First-fill Chinkapin oak barrel HTMC
  • ABV:
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The cask influence was clear from the outset, but the Panel were immediately struck by just how rich, creamy and clean that influence was. We found vanilla-drenched lactones, along with strawberry granita, creamy fudge, upmarket crème brûlée, dried mint, caramelised brown sugar and warming wood spices. Adding water gave us raisins, stewed rhubarb, camphor, brown bread with dark fruit chutney, and pickled figs. The neat palate was full of sweet spiced teas, sooty coal impressions, camphor, treacle, hessian and a big note of old fashioned cocktails made with aged bourbon. Water added the richness of shoe leather, walnut oil, red liquorice and dark fruit liqueurs. At 13 years of age, we combined selected casks from the same distillery. We then returned the single malt into a variety of different casks to develop further. This is one of those casks.

USA allocation: 60 bottles