Cask No. 53.452

Friends and a fall bonfire on a pacific beach


84 Left

  • Flavour Profile:
  • Age:
    11 years
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  • Cask:
    First-fill hogshead
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The nose evoked over-toasted marshmallows, marzipan at the cigar smokers’ table, burnt heather and a sugar factory ablaze. The palate deliciously combined smoke and sweet sherry notes – chimney scrapings were mixed with honey, sweetie cigarettes in a real ashtray and seared scallops flambéed with brandy. The reduced nose was a perfect beach barbecue, with tarry driftwood, salmon, prawns wrapped in jamon and a leather shoe a bit too close to the fire. The palate now combined humbugs, cheroots and strong lapsang souchong tea. After six years in ex-bourbon wood, this was moved into a second fill oloroso hogshead – wicked stuff!

USA allocation: 84 bottles