CASK NO. 5.130

Chocolate mice nibbling rhubarb

  • ABV 45.1%
  • Age 31 years
  • DISTILLED DATE 25/3/1992
  • CASK TYPE 1st fill ex-oloroso str barrique
  • REGION Lowland
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Tasting Notes

Tiny white chocolate mice scurried around among pineapples, bananas and crunchy green apples, following an irresistible trail of demerara sugar and toasted coconut shavings. On the palate, the mice found nectarines and peaches with candied ginger mixed with fragrant tobacco, before they discovered their favourite treat: stewed rhubarb. With a drizzle of water it was almonds and dried mint that tempted the white chocolate mice to forage through hibiscus, rose and lily petals. After a few sips of sherry and herbal tea they voyaged further into papaya, kumquat and soft cream soda territory before feeling exhausted, and lying down to rest on a bed of mango and coconut rice.

About The Vaults Collection

The Vaults Collection is a selection of the finest and rarest single cask, single malt whisky, set aside from The Scotch Malt Whisky Society’s most remarkable stocks over the years. They have been released from the depths of our treasure trove of casks, after decades of slow maturation and careful nurturing. The Vaults Collection represents the whisky lover’s dream: A chance to journey back into whisky history, including the opportunity to experience styles or distilleries that no longer exist. The Collection takes its name from the Society’s historical home at The Vaults in Leith, Scotland’s oldest commercial building in continuous use whose connection with the drinks world dates back to the 12th century. Each bottle has a specially designed label and is offered in a beautiful wooden box.