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CASK NO. 6.72

Fruitful mellifluosity

  • ABV 56.9%
  • Age 17 years
  • DISTILLED DATE 29/8/2006
  • CASK TYPE 1st fill oloroso hogshead & 1st fill px hogshead
  • REGION Highland
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Tasting Notes

The starting note for this small batch was two bourbon hogsheads of single malt Scotch whisky. At 13 years of age one cask was transferred to a first fill Spanish oak oloroso hogshead, and the other to a first fill American oak PX hogshead. The casks were then married together before bottling. The nose majored on an array of fruits (banana, glacé cherries, sultanas, orange peel, lemon bonbons) bound together with the mellifluous sweetness of fudge, honeycomb and butterscotch. The palate also had fruits and sweets (toffee, peach cobbler, strawberries, plums, rhubarb), with some earthier notes punching through – candied almonds, sea salt dark chocolate, cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg.

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