Cask No. 4.256  

A dark palette palate

Highland, Island

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After 13 years in ex-bourbon wood we transferred this into a first-fill PX hogshead. The panel didn’t catch the smoke right away, but it soon become evident – smoked pork, kippers, smouldering peats and beach bonfires. Otherwise, the nose gave us the sweetness of toffee, marzipan, raisins and manuka honey; some nuttiness; dried seaweed and whelk saltiness and just a hint of something industrial, like a mechanic’s oily rags. The palate offered blackcurrant jam, malt extract, black bun, coffee, dark chocolate, fruit leathers and stir fried cavolo nero – altogether a symphony of deeper flavours – if palette, not palate - the colours would be dark.

Cask: First-fill Pedro Ximenez hogshead
Age: 15 years
Date distilled: January 2005
Alcohol: 56.0%
USA allocation: 60 bottles

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