Cask No. 108.43          

A cornucopia of curiosities

Speyside, Spey

The nose is a cornucopia of curiosities – gooey chocolate fondants, coconut and mango to start, then cured meats, and finally mustard, horseradish and bonfire embers. The palate brings together sweetness and peatness – cherry chocolates, brown sugar on a smoking side of salmon, rauchbier, liquorice, burning tarry driftwood and bacon sizzling in a skillet. The reduced nose combines custard and banana loaf with sugar-coated fennel seeds, coconut sun cream and a mediaeval turnbrochie’s chimney smoke-infused tunic. The palate still welds together sweet foamy shrimps, pink wafers and chocolate éclairs with more bitter notes of dark chocolate, brine, road tar and acrid smoke.

Cask: Second-fill barrel
Age: 11 years
Date distilled: March 2010
Alcohol: 62.1%
USA allocation: 120 bottles

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