Cask No. 77.66  

Fluttering fan-waft of fruit

Highland, Northern

A complex nose of jasmine, hibiscus flowers, refreshers, delicate waxiness and a fluttering fan-waft of fruity aromas – dried mango, peaches, raspberry and Kir Royale. It had a fruity palate too – strawberry, cherry, redcurrants, pomegranate, lemon and young calvados – plus wild flowers and gorse, wood and tobacco. The intriguingly aromatic theme continued with water – rose gardens, Earl Grey tea and beeswax – and still cascading down that fruit chute – pineapple syrup, lemon curd, fruit leathers and raspberry Ruffle bars. The reduced palate – tutti frutti, juicy fruit chewing gum, guava, and apple crumble with custard – then sugar-coated fennel seeds, tea chests and pink peppercorns to finish.

Cask: Re-charred hogshead
Age: 12 years
Date distilled: August 2007
Alcohol: 59.2%
USA allocation: 48 bottles

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