Cask No. 95.39

Indian summer in a Japanese garden


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  • Flavour Profile:
    Old & Dignified
  • Age:
    38 years
  • Region:
    Speyside, Spey
  • Cask:
    Refill Sherry butt


The Vaults Collection

Cask No. 95.39

Indian summer in a Japanese garden

Speyside, Lossie

Imagine an early afternoon walk during a beautiful ‘Indian summer’ through a forest collecting mushrooms as well as searching for, with the help of your best friend the truffle-hunting dog, this highly prized fungus. On the palate neat we found a Waldorf salad made with fruits and nuts all served on a bed of lettuce and this time perfectly dressed in vinaigrette made from Pedro Ximénez grapes that have been aged for many years in an oak Solera system. The soft, round sweetness perfectly balanced the sharpness. With a tiny drop of water, a delicate, woody perfumed aroma was released, and we finished in an oriental Japanese garden with plum wine.

Cask: Refill Sherry butt
Age: 38 years
Date distilled: January 1982
Alcohol: 53.0%
USA allocation: 120 bottles

About Cask 95.39 Indian summer in a Japanese garden:

Remarkably aged for thirty eight years in a Sherry butt, Cask 95.39 is the oldest single malt we have released in the US in nearly twenty years. The depth and texture of this malt makes for an evocative tasting experience that will last for hours! Take your time with this beautiful malt and create a special moment when shared with your closest friends. 

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: 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 Vaults in 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.