Cask No. 95.86

Fit for a king

$130

58 Left

  • Flavour Profile:
    Spicy & Dry
  • Age:
    12 years
  • Region:
    Speyside Lossie
  • Cask:
    Second-fill barrel
  • ABV:
    64.4%
  • VOL:
    700mL

Notes

About Fit for a king: Freshness and spice abound in this second-fill ex-bourbon malt. We’ve seen plenty of this distillery with sherry influence and we’re excited to welcome this “naked expression” of distillery 95. Exotic and alluring with baskets of fruits and herbs to unpack!

Tasting Panel Note: A lively neat nose greeted the Panel with the scent of gooseberries, sherbet lemon, fresh apple juice and a hint of mint. On the palate it was like a spiced greengage chutney, made using chilli, turmeric, mustard seeds and ginger. Add to this artisan cheese and oatcakes, and it was a meal fit for a king! Following reduction, we discovered plenty of fresh notes such as green apple peel, nettles, juniper, heather and yellow gentian. With time, sweeter aromas of apple crumble and lemon meringue pie appeared. To taste, we tucked into a Turkish nettle salad with feta cheese, cucumber, fresh mint and lemon juice, as well as ground black pepper.   

USA allocation: 90 bottles

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