Cask No. 79.6

Rough and jumble

Highland, Southern

Immediately it was apparent that this was a firm, robustly malty and well-structured dram built around its base ingredients. Lots of naked, raw gristy barley, a seam of biscuity sweetness and touches of petrol and vapour rubs. Water added pollens, cigarette papers and menthol tobacco. A lovely cereal and medical balance. The initial palate was all on chalky medicines, limestone, gauze, mouthwash and crystallised ginger. Some waxy baking paper, brown bread and some green acidity providing freshness. Reduction unveils caraway, aniseed, toasted fennel and cough mixtures. Robust, fun and highly unusual highland whisky. 

Cask: First-fill barrel
Age: 9 years
Date distilled: April 2012
Alcohol: 60.8%
USA allocation: 78 bottles

You May Also Like: