Cask No. 94.18

Balanced as a bird on a wire


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  • Flavour Profile:
    Spicy & Sweet
  • Age:
    12 years
  • Region:
    Highland Northern
  • Cask:
    First-fill barrel


Cask No. 94.18

Balanced as a bird on a wire

Highland, Eastern

The nose suggested good cask influence – woody and aromatic – we imagined mixed spices ground in a mortar with olive oil or a French polisher’s workshop (varnish, oak, used polishing cloths). The palate found mango and dried papaya, fizzy orange sherbet and lemon thyme. A drop of water awaked the nose – geraniums and orange blossoms, lemon and orange peel, gin botanicals, tropical fruits and charred oak. The palate now gave us coconut oil and a balancing act between custard, marshmallows and foamy shrimp sweetness and slightly more bitter oak shavings, almond skins and quince – as balanced as a bird on a wire.

Cask: First-fill barrel
Age: 12 years
Date distilled: August 2008
Alcohol: 64.2%
USA allocation: 60 bottles