Spicy & dry

Cask No. 96.24  

Sweet, warm and lively

Highland, Eastern

On the nose, initial candy sweetness (including apricot Danish, cherry fudge and bourbon biscuits) gives way to hay, dried flowers and basketry – eventually hints of tobacco. The neat palate has nutty sweetness (Cadbury’s Whole Nut, almond croissant) mouth-filling warmth (iced gingerbread, embers, chilli) and a kind of popping candy fizz at the end. The reduced nose finds Neapolitan ice-cream and Turkish delight, but deepens and develops the tobacco, rye bread and coltsfoot rock. The palate is still sweet and warming – candied ginger, Moffat toffee, liquorice stick and dry leather with that lively finish turning to bitter lemon and classic champagne cocktail.

Cask: Refill barrel
Age: 12 years
Date distilled: June 2006
Alcohol: 57.9%
USA allocation: 60 bottles

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