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CASK No. 5.61

Spicy & sweet

A date with Cleopatra

Age 16 Years
Date Distilled 11th October 2000
Cask Type First Fill American Oak American Oak Hogshead
Region Lowland
Outturn 1 of 234 bottles
ABV 57.7%


It started with the lovely scent of newly polished wood – then we were seduced away to a fantasy of being served goodies in Cleopatra’s tent – passion-fruits, pomegranates, medjool dates, Turkish Delight and coconut macaroons. The palate was deep, rich, warming and exotic – orange sherbet, dates and figs, toasted coconut, dried apricots and pineapple – divine tingles of wood and spice later. The reduced nose – Charentais melon, sherbety flying saucers, tarte tatin and tobacco. The palate – apricot jam and spiced marmalade, with dry ginger and liquorice to finish. After 15 years in ex-bourbon wood we transferred this to an American oak PX hogshead.

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