Cask No. 24.143The Scotch Malt Whisky Society
The Vaults Collection
Cask No. 24.143
Substance over style
We found ourselves very close to the naked heart of this traditionally sherry-cloaked distillate. A world of crushed oatcakes, buttermilk, barley water, pollen-laden yellow flowers, greengage plums, plush cereals, velvety white fruit jams and long-aged dessert wines. Fragrant, complex and extremely beautiful. With water we noted freshly milled grist, cooling wort, autolytic sourdough starter, honey cake and an elevated floral complexity. The palate opened with heather honey and milk bottle sweets. A natural, spirit-driven sweetness full of mango pudding, lactic stout ales, brioche, sultanas and flambeed banana drizzled with vanilla extract. With dilution came thicker and stodgier notes of olive oil cake, Victoria sponge, the warmth of English mustard powder, spiced custard, orange blossom, dried mint and a mouth-filling waxiness.
Cask: Refill barrel
Age: 30 years
Date distilled: October 1989
USA allocation: 48 bottles
About Cask 24.143 Substance over style:
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 refill ex-bourbon barrel, Cask 24.143 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.