Cask No. 66.128  

Great fun

Highland, Eastern

The nose – sweet peat reek, bandages, earthy; plums soaked in brandy, burnt toast with marmalade and jam. The taste – earthy, deep, woody – syrup of figs, aniseed, liquorice; venison with juniper, dark chocolate, fruits of the forest, redcurrant, leather and pears poached in wine. The reduced nose – Savlon and Euthymol, woollen socks on an Aga, venison goulash, banana toffee and smoke. The reduced palate – chewy and substantial – toffee apple rolled in embers, pickled ginger and blood orange – lots going on and great fun. After 11 years in a bourbon hoggie we moved this into a first-fill charred red wine barrique.

Cask: First-fill charred red wine barrique
Age: 12 years
Date distilled: June 2005
Alcohol: 57.6%
USA allocation: 72 bottles

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