Cask No. 44.148  

An intricate finesse

Speyside, Spey

We got transported miraculously to the ‘Land of the rising sun’ where we were introduced to the growing and styling of a Bonsai white pine tree as well as to Japanese swordsmithing of a katana. A steely, chalky flavour with notes of flint and slate emerged before we were taken by surprise with the arrival of sweet and juicy red gooseberries as well as a kumquat wasabi vinaigrette. With water we made an Origami flower bouquet using faux greenery and florist foam and, most unusual for this make, on the palate now best described like a Riesling ‘feinherb’ Auslese wine from the Mosel, bold yet with an intricate delicate finesse.       

Cask: Second-fill barrel
Age: 17 years
Date distilled: June 2004
Alcohol: 53.5%
USA allocation: 78 bottles

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