Cask No. 95.20


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  • Flavour Profile:
    Spicy & Sweet


Spicy & sweet

Cask No. 95.20

Glazed cocktail sausages

Speyside, Spey

Crème brulée then thick custard over pears, soon becoming more savoury (“quiche Lorraine with brown sauce”), chorizo sausage, Bovril, with traces of treacle toffee. At natural strength the taste echoes this: burnt sausages with toffee glazemeaty and spicy. Water raises classic Spanish oak notes initially: dry overall, with matchbox striker, dusty dried fruits and baking spices. jam roly-poly pudding in the mouth, then a return of the savoury flavours (Marmite, Bovril), drying towards a spicy finish.  Umami…After 17 years in a refill hogshead, we transferred this whisky directly into a sherry butt for the remainder of its maturation.

Drinking tip: Kirkaldy prom on market day

Colour: Pale amber
Cask: Second-fill butt
Age: 18 years
Date distilled: August 1997
Alcohol: 53.2%
USA allocation: 90 bottles