Cask No. 9.90


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  • Flavour Profile:
    Spicy & Sweet


Spicy & sweet

Cask No. 9.90                     

Spicy ‘adult’ sweetness

Speyside, Spey

Lots of fine sweetness on the nose – we found caramel wafers, toffee, nougat and dulce de leche, but sweet tobacco, marmalade and sugary espresso dregs gave depth to that sweetness; we also got hints of pepper, Airfix glue, wicker and wax. That spicy, ‘adult’ sweetness characterised the palate too – Crunchie bars, honeycomb, pain au chocolat, coffee fondant and crystallised ginger, with one or two earthier notes (pepper, wood, tequila). The reduced nose evoked cinnamon-dusted rice pudding and satay sauce, while the palate’s yummy chocolate gingers and Tia Maria got the thumbs up all round. This famous Rothes distillery dates from 1840.

Drinking tip: With coffee and cake would be ideal

Colour: Sunlight through net curtains
Cask: Refill butt
Age: 26 years
Date distilled: April 1988
Alcohol: 55.1%
USA allocation: 114 bottles