Cask No. 46.150

Nostalgia was better in the olden days


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  • Flavour Profile:
    Deep Rich & Dried Fruits
  • Age:
    31 years
  • Region:
    Speyside Lossie
  • Cask:
    First-fill Oloroso barrique STR
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The warm and deeply nostalgic nose was filled with rhubarb and apple crumbles, boozy trifle, quivering fruit jellies and lovely notes of marzipan, fruit scones slathered with blackcurrant jam and a hint of beurre noisette. Water brought out peach blinis, caramelised strawberries and a densely booze-sodden black forest gateau. The neat palate had the seductive ease of a mature sweet wine, with delicate tannins, light red fruit acidity, peaches flambéed with armagnac, orange liqueurs and dark chocolate. Water brought a more chiselled impression of aged dry chenin blanc, then dried mint, cinnamon warmth, pipe tobacco and a gentle mineral oil note in the finish. This was matured for 26 years in a bourbon hogshead before being transferred to a first fill STR oloroso barrique.

USA allocation: 42 bottles

 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: A 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.