Speyside Blended Batch 2024

The Writing Bureau


73 Left

  • Flavour Profile:
    Spicy & Sweet
  • Age:
    30 years
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  • Cask:
    Second-fill barrels
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In celebration of The Spirit of Speyside Festival 2024

About The Writing Bureau: Our first Festival Blended Batch is an absolute stunner -  a marriage of 30-year-old 2nd fill ex-bourbon casks. We think these 2nd fill casks are a real sweet spot for balance and it couldn’t be better exemplified than with this beautiful malt! A masterpiece of classic Speyside with waves of orchard fruits, vanilla, floral and spice notes makes for a profound malt from several distilleries across the region.

Tasting Panel Note: Our eyes danced across an old writing bureau, the shine from its green leather-topped desk being casually absorbed by the woodwork's patina. On the nose, lime zest was woven into honeydew melon, joined by a puff of sherbet and the arrival of polished antique furniture. The palate was intense, full of waxy apples and pears, creamed coconut, quince paste and spiced witbier. A trickle of water pulled forward lime pastilles and elderflower as we walked into a botanical garden's hothouse. It is here we write our best stanzas. The palate was custard tart, cubes of Turkish delight and pears.

USA allocation: 138 bottles