Cask No. 76.151

It's a wonderful life

$995

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  • Flavour Profile:
    Old & Dignified
  • Age:
    30 years
  • Region:
    Speyside, Spey
  • Cask:
    First-fil Spanish oak Oloroso hogshead
  • ABV:
    57.2%
  • VOL:
    700mL

Notes

About Cask No. 76.151A complex and unique distillation process creates an equally complex and unique spirit from Distillery 76. Here we have an impeccably aged 30-year-old that spend 26 years in ex-bourbon cask and 4 years in Oloroso cask. The result is an utterly entrancing spirit that will win you over with intensity and integration. 

Tasting Note: An irresistible concoction of coffee and cloves pulled us towards beef jerky smoked with pencil shavings and served with maple syrup on bacon. A prickly palate of peppercorns and pickles danced with glee to the sound of black pudding sizzling in whirling clouds of wood smoke. A drop of water unleashed a compelling accumulation of chamomile, caramel and cooling camphor that skilfully merged with the heavyweight hues of molasses, prunes and almond-coated jamaica cake. Then cloves and saffron adorned poached pears alongside oloroso sherry trifle while we used burnt sticks to trickle rich honey over oily iberico ham. After spending 26 years in an ex-bourbon hogshead this was transferred to a first fill Spanish oak oloroso hogshead for the remainder of its maturation.

USA allocation: 24 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: 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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