Cask No. 76.153

A chair for contemplation


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  • Flavour Profile:
    Old & Dignified
  • Age:
    31 years
  • Region:
    Speyside, Spey
  • Cask:
    First-fill hogshead
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About Cask No. 76.153: Distillery 76 is lovingly referred to as ‘The Beast from Dufftown’ and was this Speyside village’s very first distillery (est. 1823). Why ‘the beast’? The distillate produced here is robust, savoury and meaty derived from an old school distillation process that includes the use of worm tubs for condensing the spirit. Six widely varied stills are used to create a unique 2.81 times-distilled spirit, which then sees very limited copper contact in the worm tub condenser. It is well known to be supremely age worthy and today’s cask is a shining example. The ‘Old & Dignified’ flavour profile is wee-represented with Cask No. 76.153, offering your senses decadent aromas and flavours of rich confections and exotic spices deepened by notes of leather and fine herbs. A positively brilliant dram to sip and savour with your closest friends and family!

Tasting Panel Note: Into the cider press tumbled toffee chunks, damson jam, fennel seeds, tonka beans and red wine. The nose was rich, as was the palate with its butter-fried barley, salted beeswax caramel and honey-spiked clotted cream. A touch of allspice and Jamaican rum meandered latterly. The introduction of water took us for a seat on a leather chaise longue and offered aromas of pistachio cake, olive oil, malt loaf and apricot jam. The palate by now was honeys, beeswax, Scottish tablet and tobacco-smoked pork and sage stuffing served on a stroopwafel. 

USA allocation: 48 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.