Cask No. 72.99

Sharp as a pirate’s cutlass

Speyside, Lossie

The nose is a walk in the hills – freshly Dubbin-waxed boots, grassy notes and wildflowers, with suggestions of gardenia, pineapple and tobacco leaf. The palate introduces a tropical heatwave; it’s as sharp as a pirate’s cutlass; beef jerky, chilli flakes, humbugs, vanilla and Oddfellows sweets. The reduced nose offers sunshine on flower meadows, polished wood, a box of Sun-Maid raisins and ice cream with banana fritters and caramel sauce. The palate now becomes lip-smacking and juicy – bananas flambéed in rum, dates and café latte, while the finish finds aniseed balls and clove rock. After four years in ex-bourbon wood we introduced this to a Panamanian rum barrel.

Cask: Refill Panamanian rum barrel
Age: 7 years
Date distilled: September 2013
Alcohol: 61.4%
USA allocation: 54 bottles

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