Distillery 55 Rare Release 2024

High tea in a busy kitchen


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  • Flavour Profile:
    Juicy Oak & Vanilla
  • Age:
    8 years
  • Region:
    Highland Northern
  • Cask:
    Refill & New oak HTMC Chinkapin barrels
  • ABV:
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In celebration of Festival Season in the Highlands 2024

About High Tea in a Busy Kitchen: This impressively dark dram gets its deep colour and flavour from Chinkapin oak casks. These casks impart notes of pancakes with syrup and smoked bacon notes on the already impressively fruit-forward profile. If you're a fan of sherry maturation and want to expand your experience, you've just found your cask.

Tasting Panel Note: We imagined making delicious orange and kumquat marmalade as we cooked pork loin in cider and poured ourselves a pint of heather ale. The taste was floral, with a full malt body and plenty of herbal spice, as well as cracked black pepper on tinned fruit salad. Following reduction, the fruity aroma of ripe red apples arrived ahead of the scent of toasted almond flakes, rhubarb and fig crumble before a freshly brewed cup of rosehip and cranberry tea emerged. On the palate, the tea changed to a sweet hibiscus accompanied by milk chocolate and pear mille feuille, preceding churros in the finish.

USA allocation: 150 bottles