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Exotic fruits and Eastern spice

CASK No. 5.53
88,40 £GB
0 left in stock
Titre du Whisky 60.1%
Age 16 years
Distilled Date 11 Octobre 2000
Cask Type Second Fill Ex-Sauternes Hogshead
Profil aromatique Sweet, fruity & mellow
Outturn du whisky 1 of 228 bottles
Région du whisky Lowland


The nose had perfumed tropical fruits (peach, raisins, lemon bonbons, pineapple, passion-fruit) and polished wood. The palate combined those fruits (orange, papaya, banana) with toffee donut sweetness and some wood tannins; the finish found curry, wasabi and chilli. The reduced nose detected cinnamon buns, Peshwari naan, cigarette packets and a Spanish bodega wine note. In reduction, the palate was now full of pleasant intrigue, any previous tensions were completely reconciled – exotic fruits and Eastern spice, sherbet straws and chocolate raisins – all wonderfully integrated – an eminently enjoyable dram. After fourteen years in ex-bourbon wood, we transferred this to a second-fill Sauternes hogshead.

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