Cask No. 66.198  

Serene sunset satisfaction

Highland, Eastern

We nosed clean, tantalising wood smoke and honey, ice-cream in a garden and paella or Sunday roast savouriness. The palate found hickory chip barbecued pork ribs, golden syrup, treacle and chalky sweets; leaving long-lingering impressions of clove, cinnamon, sandalwood and leather. The reduced nose evoked a dinner party for one panellist (paté, melba toast, honey-glazed ham) while another was smoke-puffing his beehive by the sea-shore. The reduced palate oozed sophisticated maturity – ruby port and sweet tingling cigar smoke; smooth and satisfying as the sunset on an unruffled sea. This went into a refill French oak barrique after 21 years in bourbon wood.

Cask: Refill French oak barrique
Age: 23 years
Date distilled: October 1997
Alcohol: 53.1%
USA allocation: 120 bottles

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