Cask No. 55.71The Scotch Malt Whisky Society
Cask No. 55.71
The initial nose neat was all about a warm rummy sponge cake served with clotted cream and runny honey. After a little while a solid rosewood table polished with beeswax and an expensive pair of handmade, calf leather shoes appeared. On the palate a deliciously spiced Caribbean rum; think sweet spices, toffee apples, cocoa nibs, chocolate coated pears, gingerbread and perfumed bitter orange peel. With the addition of water, we tucked into grapefruit slices dipped in brown sugar and rum and raisin ice cream, before eating a slice of Viennese Sachertorte. Following twelve years in an ex-bourbon hogshead, we transferred this whisky into a 1st fill hogshead with #3 char level.
Cask: First-fill hogshead, char #3
Age: 14 years
Date distilled: September 2007
USA allocation: 90 bottles
700mL bottle format