Cask No. 85.88

Nothing else to it

$160

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  • Flavour Profile:
    Sweet Fruity & Mellow
  • Age:
    13 years
  • Region:
    Speyside, Lossie
  • Cask:
    Second-fill Oloroso hogshead
  • ABV:
    59.5%
  • VOL:
    700mL

Notes

About Nothing else to it: Three years in Oloroso sherry cask has endowed this malt with loads of red fruits in the form of raspberry desserts, red licorice and cherry coulis. Add bold spices and vibrant citrus notes for another stunner from distillery 85!

Tasting Panel Note: The nose combined nut brittle, raspberry brownie and cherry cola with salted pretzels, black tea, pine cones, leather and cigarettes trampled on wooden floorboards. The palate followed red liquorice, bakewell tart, pomegranate and cherry menthol cough drops with a cockle-warming finish of sweet chilli and pickled ginger. The reduced nose produced abundant orchard fruits, cherry coulis on vanilla cheesecake, tawny port and sangria with lots of orange. The palate had pleasant, sweet, spicy and tart flavours – cherry jam, orange peel, unripe persimmon, cracked pepper over strawberries and pickled guindillas. This went into a second fill oloroso hogshead after 10 years in ex-bourbon wood.

USA allocation: 72 bottles

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