Old & dignified

Cask No. 50.102         

Golden leaves falling on fruitcake


The warming spice of ginger and nutmeg blended with dried leaves on a forest floor that heralded a requirement for cake. A sticky fruitcake mix was abundant with sultanas, dates and dried apricots whilst a plethora of crystalised fruits joined with glace cherries and a dash of orange oil. A thick slab of marzipan sat beside rhubarb crumble and plum tarts, dusted with demerara sugar and a sprinkling of crushed pecans. The palate introduced a zesty fizz reminiscent of lime marmalade and grapefruit with a pleasing mouthfeel of wax and extra virgin olive oil. A relaxing bed of spice brought Jamaican ginger cake and rye whisky, bound in jasmine tea, vanilla and oak sawdust.

Cask: Second-fill barrel
Age: 28 years
Date distilled: January 1990
Alcohol: 59.1%
USA allocation: 72 bottles

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