Cask No. 64.111     

Pleasing sweetness, playful heat

Speyside, Lossie

The nose started with fruit salad chews and trifle (especially the fruit and jelly) – then we got cigarette packets, ash, wood char and incense burning in a Greek Orthodox thurible. The neat palate packed some playful, spicy heat – ginger, wasabi and cough lozenges – all balanced by the pleasing sweetness of plum jam, marzipan and dark honey. The reduced nose became more perfumed – lavender, sandalwood, crystallised ginger and lemon; with meringue, golden syrup and banana split completing the mix. The reduced palate continued the duality of malty sweetness (Café Noir biscuits, brandy snaps) balancing a dry spicy finish of clove balls, humbugs and coffee grinds.

Cask: Re-charred hogshead
Age: 8 years
Date distilled: March 2010
Alcohol: 55.5%
USA allocation: 60 bottles

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