Cask No. 78.72

Fat highlander

$130

1 Left

  • Flavour Profile:
    Deep Rich & Dried Fruits
  • Age:
    8 years
  • Region:
    Highland, Western
  • Cask:
    Second-fill Spanish oak Sherry hogshead
  • ABV:
    58.7%
  • VOL:
    700mL

Notes

We loved the immediate and clearly robust distillery character that came through on this one. It was perfectly balanced with the sherry cask influence as we detected aromas of mechanical and cooking oils, orange cocktail bitters, spiced marmalades and hessian. Some water brought out cinnamon swirl pastries, baked apples, bouillon, camphor and herbal cough medicines. The neat palate opened with a wonderfully fat and leathery vibe, with notes of ointments, treacle, citronella waxes and a lovely, soft earthiness. Reduction brought more medical notes along with brown breads, tobaccos, haggis and spiced fruit loaf. This was matured in a bourbon hogshead for four years before being transferred to a second fill sherry hogshead.

USA allocation: 90 bottles

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