Cask No. 29.278The Scotch Malt Whisky Society
The Vaults Collection
Cask No. 29.278
Savory peat smoke
Please limit one (1) bottle per member
We found ourselves in sweet peat smoke heaven. Match this dram with peat smoked scallops on rye bread garnished with some lime zest and eat it in on the island known as the Queen of the Hebrides, in a coastal dunnage warehouse situated in the beautiful hollow by the broad bay. Still surprisingly lively (for its age) with wonderfully waxy, sweet frankincense smoke on the palate, an unbelievable balance and thankfully a never-ending finish. A drop of water and we got peat smoked porcini next to sweet pipe tobacco and that elusive aroma of rancio which gave way to an even livelier boozy, smoky, earthy, salty chocolatey flavour – umami embraced by sweet smoke!
Cask: Second-fill barrel
Age: 26 years
Date distilled: April 1995
USA allocation: 84 bottles
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. 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.