Cask No. 29.285The Scotch Malt Whisky Society
The Vaults Collection
Cask No. 29.285
Please limit one (1) bottle per member
We felt transported into a kitchen where fusion cooking took place, stir fried duck breast served with in ash rolled pineapple cubes, liquorice dipped in honey and deep roasted cashew nuts. The initial comments, after a breathless moment, were ‘insane’, ‘huge’, ‘spectacular’, ‘this is a knockout’ – you get the idea? Peat smoked mackerel on crusty bread with a creamy horseradish sauce – delicious. With water we barbequed calamari and pineapple slices, as well as fresh porcini on banana bread. On the palate still intense but at the same time a gentle finesse – maybe flavour encapsulation à la Heston Blumenthal? After twenty years in an ex-bourbon hogshead, we transferred this whisky into a 1st fill shaved toasted and re-charred Oloroso seasoned barrique.
Cask: First-fill Oloroso barrique, shaved/toasted/re-charred
Age: 23 years
Date distilled: May 1998
USA allocation: 60 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.