Cask No. 78.85

Walking Through a Spice Market


214 Left

  • Flavour Profile:
    Deep Rich & Dried Fruits
  • Age:
    9 years
  • Region:
    Highland Western
  • Cask:
    First-fill Spanish oak Oloroso hogshead
  • ABV:
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In celebration of Festival Season in the Highlands 2024

About Walking Through a Spice Market: This festival exclusive cask spent time in a 1st fill Spanish oak Oloroso sherry cask and the effect is marvelous! Bold distillate and rich sherry influence combine for a remarkably rewarding taste experience redolent with exotic spices and savoury treats. Distillery 78 is one of the most sought-after distilleries by Society members and this malt proves why!

Tasting Panel Note: Heavily stewed teabags in a metal teapot, masala chai, sugared almonds and salted, caramelised pistachio brittle next to carob-coated Brazil nuts made this a fascinating experience. So did the taste - big and chewy, it was truly a gem, with plenty of oaky characters. We would even go as far as saying there were traces of that elusive flavour called rancio. The addition of water almost added to the intensity as we imagined walking through a spice market in the Middle East before we sat on a train in India and someone shouted “chai, chai, chai!” Following five years in an ex-bourbon hogshead, we transferred this whisky into a first fill Spanish oak oloroso hogshead.

USA allocation: 258 bottles