Cask No. 55.82

The gathering stillness

$190

65 Left

  • Flavour Profile:
    Spicy & Dry
  • Age:
    15 years
  • Region:
    Highland Northern
  • Cask:
    First-fill Spanish oak Oloroso hogshead
  • ABV:
    55.0%
  • VOL:
    700mL

Notes

We made a red wine gløgg with almonds, raisins and pumpkin seeds while we watched, in the distance, a thunderstorm approaching. On the palate it felt like a mythological battle between the Roman gods of Jupiter and Venus, the goddess not only of love but also victory – it was big and bold with a hint of funk, and we thoroughly enjoyed it. Diluted, the thunderstorm passed, and a calmness set in with sweet frankincense, polished wood and clean leather saddles. To taste, a creamy texture, freshly brewed Assam black tea and a fruit tray bake. Following 12 years in an ex-bourbon hogshead, we transferred this whisky into a first fill Spanish oak oloroso hogshead.

USA allocation: 96 bottles

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