Cask No. 107.17   

Kissing a rainbow

Speyside, Spey

Golden rays of sunshine reflected through fine droplets of elderflower cordial and illuminated fresh hay with a rich and magnificent light. Soft and sweet notes of caramel merged with butter and shortbread to produce creamy textures reminiscent of rice pudding or porridge with a dollop of apricot jam. On the palate a strong sense of pine wood encased dollops of brandy butter and lemon icing on shortcrust pastry with firm tannins that gave perfect support. Water delivered more candied realms as hard-boiled sweets bonded with refreshing chalky effervescence and icing sugar. Dried apple slices instigated soft fruit that thickened into orange marmalade before a sprinkle of grated lemon peel brought a fresh and lasting finish.

Cask: Second-fill barrel
Age: 7 years
Date distilled: July 2011
Alcohol: 62.3%
USA allocation: 60 bottles

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