Cask No. 63.117

Rich treasures soaked in time

$895

21 Left

  • Flavour Profile:
    Old & Dignified
  • Age:
    34 years
  • Region:
    Speyside, Spey
  • Cask:
    Refill barrel
  • ABV:
    40.1%
  • VOL:
    700mL

Notes

On discovering an old and weather-beaten tea chest we slowly pried open the lid. Immediately we were rewarded with a powerful waft of spices and eucalyptus intermingling with dried lavender and soft battenberg cake. Delicious notes evoked memories of mulled cloudy cider, sweetened with honey and rhubarb liqueur. We added a splash of water, and from the old wood seeped years of fragrant tobacco smoke – perhaps from cigars that had been dipped in dark chocolate. A fresh menthol aroma then prevailed, joined by juicy quince jelly and fig paste. It all came together on the finish, a wondrous treasure trove of aged cider, sweet tobacco and perfume against a backdrop of deeply charred oak.

USA allocation: 42 bottles

 About The Vaults Collection: The Vaults Collection is a selection of the finest and rarest single cask, single malt whisky, set aside from The Scotch Malt Whisky Society’s most remarkable stocks over the years. They have been released from the depths of our treasure trove of casks, after decades of slow maturation and careful nurturing. The Vaults Collection represents the whisky lover’s dream: A chance to journey back into whisky history, including the opportunity to experience styles or distilleries that no longer exist. The Collection takes its name from the Society’s historical home at The Vaults in Leith, Scotland’s oldest commercial building in continuous use whose connection with the drinks world dates back to the 12th century. Each bottle has a specially designed label and is offered in a beautiful wooden box.

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