Cask No G15.1: Lead us to temptation is a unique whisky, produced in a distillery unlike any other in Scotland. The massive site’s set-up allows for the production of both malt and grain whisky at one location, with a mix of still types. G15.1 is the result of distillation in a continuous Coffey still, but instead of running a grain distillate the stills are fed with a 100 per cent malted barley wort.
In this case the wort going through the Coffey still is unpeated, resulting in a sweet and juicy grain whisky which delighted the Tasting Panel with its notes of mirabelle plums, fresh strawberries and sweet cherries on the nose, along with cream covered banoffee pie, richer notes of caramel, ground coffee and the sweet nuttiness of hazelnut spread.
On the palate, the Panel found pink wafer biscuits, baked apple rings and dark chocolate with chilli but also fragrant violets and spicy ginger cake.
The addition of water enhanced the whisky’s floral feel, with lavender and soft pear, and the finish was sweet and juicy with the tingle of salted popcorn and the spicy prickle of Szechuan peppers.
G15.1: Lead us to temptation is 9-years-old and was aged in a second fill ex-bourbon barrel, with a strength of 58.6% abv. There are 268 bottles in the Outturn – and availability is limited to one per member.