Cask No. 39.229          

A merry dance

Speyside, Lossie

After eight years in regular ex-bourbon wood we transferred this into an ex-peaty bourbon barrel. The nose combines limestone and chalk, hay barns and dusty shoe boxes; lime marmalade, satsumas and hibiscus tea; bacon and pancakes with maple syrup. Whispers of smoke appear on the palate – lemon bonbons in coal dust, liquorice laces, Tangfastics and apple crumble, oak tannins and plum sauce on crispy duck. The reduced nose – key lime pie, redcurrant jelly, peaches and rosewater; oaked chardonnay and iodine. The reduced palate remains a tongue twerker – fruit and peat in a merry dance – mojitos, crystallised orange, balsa wood, pickled ginger, wasabi and lime.

Cask: Refill ex-peated barrel
Age: 10 years
Date distilled: February 2011
Alcohol: 61.2%
USA allocation: 120 bottles

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