The Thrill of the Taste


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  • Flavour Profile:
    Young & Spritely, Deep Rich & Dried Fruits, Juicy Oak & Vanilla, Spicy & Sweet, Sweet Fruity & Mellow
  • Age:
    9 years, 8 years, 9 years, 13 years, 11 years
  • Region:
    Highland, Highland, Highland, Highland, Speyside
  • Cask:
    First-fill barrel, First-fill barrel, First-fill barrel, First-fill red wine barrique, First-fill Oloroso hogshead


A cornerstone of the Society experience is to discover through sharing drams with like-minded whisky lovers. The Thrill of the Taste does just that, offering a ‘high-five’ of flavour certain to get the cask strength conversation rolling! We kick things off with Cask No. 79.6 Rough and jumble to wake up that palate. Only the sixth cask from distillery 79, this thought-provoking malt offers malty sweetness and herbaceous complexity for a spritely start. Fan favourite distillery Cask No. 26.173 Galloping through lush meadows paints a delightful picture of vanilla, citrus, flowers and honey, all within that beautiful beeswax texture indicative of the make. Cask No. 122.42 Gold rush dials up the orchard fruits whilst introducing cabinet spices and herbal liqueurs for an exotic take on this rarely seen unpeated expression. We now delve into additional maturation with wine casks, first red wine and then sherry. Cask No. 59.65 Red oak lives up to its name with bright port and sangria notes to complement cigar box accents. Dessert wine and dark chocolate drive a flavourful palate that will have you coming back to unpack more and more nuances in this delightfully intriguing malt. We conclude our flight with Cask No. 100.29 Misbehaving in a country house. The title alone should be enough to entice but aromas and flavours of brown sugar, toasted nuts, toffee, crème brûlée, and roasted coffee await! Three years in Oloroso cask has created an utterly delicious dram not to be missed!

If ordered separately: Cask No. 79.6= $115; Cask No. 26.173= $115; Cask No. 122.42= $100; Cask No. 59.65= $135; Cask No. 100.29= $125.


Cask No. 79.6 - Rough and jumble
Date distilled: April 2012
Cask: First-fill barrel
Age: 9 years
Alcohol: 60.8%
Region: Highland Southern

Cask No. 26.173 - Galloping through lush meadows
Date distilled: October 2012
Cask: First-fill barrel
Age: 8 years
Alcohol: 61.5%
Region: Highland Northern

Spicy & sweetCask No. 122.42 - Gold rush
Date distilled: October 2011
Cask: First-fill barrel
Age: 9 years
Alcohol: 58.4%
Region: Highland Southern

Cask No. 59.65 - Red oak 
Date distilled: February 2008
Cask: First-fill red wine barrique
Age: 13 years
Alcohol: 55.7%
Region: Highland Northern

Lightly peatedCask No. 100.29 - Misbehaving in a country house
Date distilled: March 2010
Cask: First-fill Oloroso hogshead
Age: 11 years
Alcohol: 57.2%
Region: Speyside Deveron