Cask No. 24.140The Scotch Malt Whisky Society
The Vaults Collection
Cask No. 24.140
A mesmerising sweet and floral yet extremely delicate scent bewitched us and we felt we’d fallen under a spell. Veil-like aromas of rose petals, peach orchards, orange blossom, marzipan and a summer fruit liqueur emerged and much later (it deserves that time), we slow-cooked succulent braised venison. The taste neat was simply sublime, like a scoop of thick New Zealand Manuka honey with that characteristic earthy, oily, herbaceous and florid rich, complex flavour. Diluted, the aroma turned to butterscotch, rose water and mead whilst on the palate a strawberry-orange mélange served over vanilla ice-cream and garnished with mint sprigs.
Cask: Refill Sherry butt
Age: 30 years
Date distilled: September 1989
USA allocation: 42 bottles
About Cask 24.140 Sublime nectar:
This profound malt represents a journey back in time to a bygone era of distilling that will reward its recipient with literal ‘history in a glass’. Remarkably aged for thirty years in a Sherry butt, Cask 24.140 is nothing short of a monumental Speyside expression illuminating a whisky lover’s top shelf.
About The Vaults Collection:
The Vaults Collection is a selection of the finest and rarest single cask, single malt whisky, set aside from The Scotch Malt Whisky Society’s most remarkable stocks over the years. They have been released from the depths of our treasure trove of casks, after decades of slow maturation and careful nurturing. The Vaults Collection represents the whisky lover’s dream: A chance to journey back into whisky history, including the opportunity to experience styles or distilleries that no longer exist, like Cask 24.139 Beauty beyond skin deep. The Collection takes its name from the Society’s historical home at The Vaults in Leith, Scotland’s oldest commercial building in continuous use whose connection with the drinks world dates back to the 12th century. Each bottle has a specially designed label and is offered in a beautiful wooden box.