Juicy, oak & vanilla

Cask No. 48.90                         

Cedar, sandalwood and rose

Speyside, Spey

The sweetly perfumed and attractive nose whispered to us of cedar, sandalwood and rose, summer picnics in flower meadows and waxed jackets in a candle shop. To taste, caramel wafer and vanilla sweetness was out-performed by the perfumed elements – ‘all scent-wearing ladies, gin parlours and nail bars’. Some spicy, spirity heat was also evident – chilli chocolate, caraway, clove, pepper and horseradish. The reduced nose had a variety of aromatics – laurel bush, Simnel cake, Kummel and After Eight mints. The reduced palate was unusual but very pleasant – rose bud tea, sweet vermouth, herbal cigarettes and lavender in a lingerie drawer.

Cask: First-fill barrel
Age: 11 years
Date distilled: March 2005
Alcohol: 57.1%
USA allocation: 60 bottles

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