Cask No. 72.101

Hammer punch

Speyside, Lossie

The nose offered custard Danish, honey, vanilla, rum punch, pineapple, mango and humidors (cigar boxes, aromatic smoke and leather armchairs). The palate pulsed with kick-boxer power – the rum is now a hammer punch, followed by jabs of liquorice and ginger, uppercuts of tobacco leaf, coconut and melon skins and a flying kick of trainer shoe to the head. Water turned the nose more tropical and floral; jasmine, cherry blossom, lemon puffs and inflatable boats. The reduced palate turned into an after-contest hug – golden sultanas, waxy fruits, garibaldis and monoi oil. After four years embraced by ex-bourbon wood, we transferred this into a Panamanian rum barrel.

Cask: Refill Panamanian rum barrel
Age: 7 years
Date distilled: September 2013
Alcohol: 62.0%
USA allocation: 90 bottles

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