Cask No. 93.171   

Malty and coastal


We prepared a chilli, ginger and rice wine vinaigrette before we shucked fresh oysters and poured ourselves a glass of chilled Muscadet from the Sèvre-et-Maine region, labelled ‘sur lie’. Buzzing with fresh acidity as well as refreshing saline citrus fruits, malty and salty with light touches of peat smoke. Water added rock salt and turmeric but also surprisingly cinnamon apple flapjacks and five-fruit pies which were also coming through on the palate with sweeter flavours of runny honey and candied angelica, while in the finish vin de noix, sweet dark walnut wine, macerating green walnuts in red wine enhanced by vanilla beans.   

Cask: Refill re-charred hogshead
Age: 16 years
Date distilled: February 2005
Alcohol: 57.0%
USA allocation: 84 bottles

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