Cask No. 41.163

Quite unusual


55 Left

  • Flavour Profile:
    Deep Rich & Dried Fruits
  • Age:
    16 years
  • Region:
    Speyside Spey
  • Cask:
    First-fill Spanish oak Oloroso hogshead
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New York International Spirits Competition 2024 - 16yr Speyside Single Malt Scotch of the Year

About Quite unusual: Judges from New York’s International Spirits Competition gave this one-of-a-kind cask 16yr Speyside Single Malt Scotch of the Year honors! A hedonistic world of ‘Dark & Stormy’ cocktails, cinnamon buns and maple syrup will be revealed! 

Tasting Panel Note: Have you ever had a balsamic black pepper strawberry and rhubarb crumble? That’s exactly what it reminded us of. On the palate it was like a dark 'n’ stormy cocktail, but using a a spiced rum and a ginger beer for the die-hard ginger fans out there. After reduction, the nose turned into cinnamon buns, peppermint oil, oranges and cranberries, alongside yoghurt-coated raisins and marzipan. To taste it was sweet and smooth, with a wonderful texture of Canadian maple syrup over pecan granola and, in the finish, dried mango, dark cherries and black grapes. Following 13 years in an ex-bourbon hogshead, we transferred this whisky into a first fill Spanish oak oloroso hogshead. 

USA allocation: 90 bottles