Juicy, oak & vanilla

Cask No. 35.207          

Pine nuts on baked apple pie

Speyside, Lossie

The nose suggested boozy inclinations whilst the attractive scents of freshly baked apple pie implied a dusting of cinnamon and nutmeg. Sticky and treacly aromas coated the nose like the molten jacket of a freshly dipped toffee apple. Something sweet and green came to mind, perhaps like crunchy cobnuts or toasted pine nuts. The toastiness continued onto the palate with a hint of burnt sugar that was joined by the spicy tingle of pickled ginger. Slightly tart fruit introduced crab apple pie, however with just a dash of water it opened into the confected juiciness of wine gums and jelly. A strong sense of oak framed the finish with the texture of dusty chalk that teased with the notion of thick cream.

Cask: First-fill barrel
Age: 22 years
Date distilled: October 1995
Alcohol: 54.4%
USA allocation: 60 bottles

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