Cask No. 39.185   

Splinter-studded spanking

Speyside, Lossie

Unexpected softness. All on leather polish, cherry syrup, new shoes, face cream, red fruit sweeties, strawberry jam, clove rock, brylcream, ointments, graphite oil, minerals and mint choc chip ice cream. A splash of water and out comes cream of mushroom soup, vegetable stock, lime leaf, strawberry laces, raspberry jam, warm scones, cookie dough and a big, cream-stuffed chocolate eclair. The mouth is all sweetness and texture with butterscotch, spiced breads, cured meats, honey, menthol mouthwash, wood spices, cinnamon dusted hot cross buns, ink, carbon paper, rancio, a light tarriness and herbal resins. Dilution offers up pine needles, syrupy old ointment, banana liqueur, varnish, extractive wood oils, precious hardwoods, the inside of a newly made guitar, mustard seeds, pot pourri, dried herb mix and old chartreuse. Matured for 10 years in bourbon hogshead before transfer to a heavily charred new oak hogshead.

Cask: New oak hogshead, heavy char #4+
Age: 12 years
Date distilled: July 2006
Alcohol: 59.5%
USA allocation: 84 bottles

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