Juicy, oak & vanilla

Cask No. G15.4  

Thermonuclear banana

Highland, Southern

Celebrating 35 years since the Society's founding in Edinburgh

A luscious nose of pear flesh, pear drops, sugar cubes, spiced rum, dried mango, precious hardwoods, tobacco leaf and fudge. An immensely fruity dram with big notes of bananas flambeed in cognac, banana and vanilla milkshake, rancio and custard. Water reveals some remarkably tropical notes. Oranges, kiwis, papaya and guava with a large box of Umbongo detonated somewhere in the corner. To taste it is almost fat in texture. The wood spices nibble at the edges of the palate while the fruit sits plump and unmoving with buddha-esque tranquility in the middle of the tongue. Pineapple syrup, coconut water, lime oil, fruit chews and star fruit. Reduction gives tonic water with lime, passion fruit sourz, coconut milk and Thai basil. Previously in a bourbon barrel for 8 years.

Cask: Second-fill hogshead, heavy toast/medium char
Age: 10 years
Date distilled: January 2008
Alcohol: 58.3%
USA allocation: 84 bottles

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