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CASK No. 13.61

Spicy & dry

Gardener takes a break

Price
£58.70

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Age 11 Years
Date Distilled 21st September 2006
Cask Type Refill Ex-Bourbon Barrel
Region Highland
Outturn 1 of 147 bottles
ABV 60.0%

Description

There’s an initial blast of cake and confectionary aromas (e.g. iced gems and custard slice) – then you find dusty, almost sneezy notes of white pepper and lime zest; peeled twigs and unripe bananas. The taste balances sweetness (Neapolitan ice-cream, petits fours) with a dry spicy finish (ginger cake, sugar-coated fennel seeds, turmeric). The reduced nose seems greener – a gardener, who has been clearing nettles and brambles from his precious sweet peas trained on canes, takes out a tobacco pouch. The palate now has the aniseed-flavoured liquorice allsorts, raisins in a curry and some cereal granola with coconut, blueberries and dried banana.

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