Cask No. 85.79

Balanced and textured


36 Left

  • Flavour Profile:
    Spicy & Sweet
  • Age:
    14 years
  • Region:
    Speyside Lossie
  • Cask:
    Second-fill Sauternes barrique
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With a gorgeous initial nose, the Panel noted orange blossoms, physalis, peach yoghurt and honeysuckle at first, followed by further impressions of young dessert wines, rye bread spiciness, herbal teas, runny honey and shoe polish. A rich, spicy and sweet treat! With water we got bubblegum, white flowers, orchard fruits, underripe pears and flower honeys. We also found quince jelly, sultanas and vanilla sponge cake. The neat palate was surprisingly well rounded, with herbal teas and wintergreen balanced by oat biscuits, honeycomb and soft waxes. Some water revealed white tea, pine resin, stout beer, limoncello and olive oil. This was matured for 12 years in a bourbon hogshead before being transferred to a second fill ex-sauternes barrique.

USA allocation: 90 bottles