Gather in happiness this holiday season to share in the discovery of five unique single cask malts! This bright and lively quintet highlights the nuanced world of ex-Bourbon oak casks with brilliant examples from the Speyside and Highlands. Start with a dram to wake the palate up and prepare it for the cask strength expressions about to be experienced. Cask 1.211 Ironing a lemon is a ‘young & spritely’ malt that exemplifies the distillery’s make before it is (usually) put into sherry casks. Floral and citrus tones lead to a substantial palate with a backbone of malty cereal that forays into more exotic notes on the finish. Cask 46.81 A perfect parfait is of the ‘light & delicate’ profile and possesses a propensity for confection on the entry and finish with refreshing notes of tropical fruit revealed in between. Cask 122.27 Panna cotta, kilts and candlelight is a ‘sweet, fruity & mellow’ whisky and rarely seen unpeated effort from this distillery. Texture reigns supreme in this Highland dram with orchard fruits, hearty spice and vanilla on a sumptuous delivery. Cask 44.114 Sweet peas and toffee trees offers an entirely complex and rewarding look at the ‘spicy & dry’ flavour profile. Confectionary, herbaceous and nutty accents lead to terrific spice on the mid-palate and finish. We finish in the northern Highlands with the ‘oily & coastal’ Cask 52.28 Milking a Cowfish. Intense aromas of citrus, sea and soy before an equally intense palate of earthy, leathery and herbal notes makes for a fascinating iteration of this storied make.


Cask No. 1.211 - Ironing a lemon
Date distilled: April 2011
Cask: First-fill barrel
Age: 8 years
Alcohol: 60.5%
Region: Speyside Spey

Cask No. 46.81 - A perfect parfait
Date distilled: March 2007
Cask: Refill hogshead
Age: 11 years
Alcohol: 58.6%
Region: Speyside Lossie

Cask No.122.27 - Panna cotta, kilts and candlelight
Date distilled: October 2011
Cask: Second-fill barrel
Age: 7 years
Alcohol: 59.3%
Region: Highland Southern

Cask No. 44.114 - Sweet peas and toffee trees
Date distilled: October 2006
Cask: First-fill hogshead
Age: 12 years
Alcohol: 62.2%
Region: Speyside Spey

Cask No. 52.28 - Milking a Cowfish
Date distilled: March 2007
Cask: Refill hogshead
Age: 11 years
Alcohol: 59.6%
Region: Highland Northern

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