Cask No. 53.459

Silky smooth and sensually sweet


89 Left

  • Flavour Profile:
  • Age:
    18 years
  • Region:
    Speyside, Spey
  • Cask:
    First-fill barrel
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Big smoky notes were married with a sweeter side and a hint of spice – imagine burning old fish boxes for a barbecue on the beach as you throw cloves, aniseed and vanilla pods into the flames. Big and bold, steely, smoky and spicy – this was quite a surprise after the nose, as we had a dry white wine with spicy nuts and salted caramel. Following reduction, we noted more sweetness as in cold-smoked salmon, grilled pineapple and pipe tobacco. Beautiful and mouth-filling, this was like slurping an oyster along with a smoky and zesty yet sweet chilli dressing accompanied by a glass of chilled manzanilla sherry.

USA allocation: 90 bottles