Cask No. 78.74

Cheeky wee upstart


76 Left

  • Flavour Profile:
    Young & Spritely
  • Age:
    9 years
  • Region:
    Highland Western
  • Cask:
    Second-fill Pedro Ximenez hogshead
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Pinewood saps, new leather strops, treacle tart and some lovely natural tar extracts were all noted up front. We also detected hessian, herbal ointments and youthful brandy notes. A little water evolved the nose towards sawn rosewood, lemon rinds, lightly sooty and mineralic notes, then toasted almonds and impressions of hand cream. The palate opened with eucalyptus resins, shoe polish, herbal toothpaste and lanolin. We noted a lovely balance between medical, earthy and darkly fruity. Reduction brought polished leather, sooty and herbal touches, hints of wintergreen, unlit cigars and ginger coated in bitter dark chocolate. After being matured for four years in a bourbon hogshead, we then transferred this whisky into a second fill PX sherry hogshead.

USA allocation: 114 bottles