Cask No. 94.14The Scotch Malt Whisky Society
The Vaults Collection
Cask No. 94.14
Mansion house luxury
The nose evokes a mansion house – sitting in a leather wingback armchair with Turkish delight and chocolate toffees on a mahogany table with flower meadows beyond the open window. The delicate palate conveys summer blossoms and an abundance of summer fruits (strawberries, blueberries, raspberries), developing into spiced fruit cake and tobacco with a tickling finish of sloes and oak. The reduced nose finds a wooden counter in a flower shop, a vintage motor car, Highland toffee, spun sugar, Demerara, cream sponge and fig. The palate delights with lush cherries and flambéed banana, chocolate Swiss roll, chocolate ginger biscuits and chewy wood.
Cask: First-fill hogshead
Age: 32 years
Date distilled: December 1988
USA allocation: 8 bottles
About Cask No. 94.14 Mansion house luxury:
Cask No. 94.14 'Mansion house luxury' harnesses over thirty years of maturation to captivate our senses as only a Vaults Collection release can. It features a rare distillation method that has not been used by the distillery in over twenty-five years, presenting a step back in its liquid history to a style that no longer exists. After 32 years in a first-fill ex-bourbon hogshead, Cask No. 94.14 offers an expert balancing act of savoury notes and sweet delicacies is deftly executed on the palate, creating an evocative and complex world of flavour to explore with each sip. This cask is a must-have for any connoisseur of exceptional single malt!
About The Vaults Collection:
The Vaults Collection is a selection of the finest and rarest single cask, single malt whisky, set aside from The Scotch Malt Whisky Society’s most remarkable stocks over the years. They have been released from the depths of our treasure trove of casks, after decades of slow maturation and careful nurturing. The Vaults Collection represents the whisky lover’s dream: A chance to journey back into whisky history, including the opportunity to experience styles or distilleries that no longer exist. The Collection takes its name from the Society’s historical home at The Vaultsin Leith, Scotland’s oldest commercial building in continuous use whose connection with the drinks world dates back to the 12th century. Each bottle has a specially designed label and is offered in a beautiful wooden box.