Cask No. 76.148The Scotch Malt Whisky Society
The Vaults Collection
Cask No. 76.148
Grilled lemon-garlic elk steak
CHAIRMAN'S TROPHY FINALIST / 95 POINTS - 2021 Ultimate Spirits Competition
A subtle, sweet perfumed aroma with soft nutty sherry notes and a moist, rum-soaked Caribbean black cake made this a wonderful nosing dram when neat. On the palate deep, dark and spicy with flavours of chestnuts roasted on an open fire, burnt oranges with charred, sugary rosemary and green figs in Armagnac syrup. With a tiny drop of water, we seared an elk steak in a cast iron skillet and to enjoy it medium rare, marinated in soy sauce, ginger and garlic, and served with Indian butternut squash curry and sweet potatoes. After 30 years in an ex-bourbon hogshead, this whisky was transferred to a 1st fill Oloroso hogshead for the remainder of its maturation.
Cask: First-fill Oloroso hogshead
Age: 32 years
Date distilled: September 1987
USA allocation: 60 bottles
About Cask 76.148 Grilled lemon-garlic elk steak:
Distillery 76 is an overwhelming favourite of scotch connoisseurs. The distillate produced here is robust, savoury and meaty derived from an old school distillation process. It is well known to be supremely age worthy and takes extensive sherry maturation in stride. The combination of distillate and sherry cask additional maturation produces two powerful profiles which create an extraordinarily unique taste experience that will spoil the senses.
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.