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CASK No. 68.20

Young & spritely

Ginger beer in a champagne flute

Price
£51.70

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Age 11 Years
Date Distilled 2nd August 2006
Cask Type Refill Ex-Bourbon Hogshead
Region Highland
Outturn 1 of 305 bottles
ABV 54.7%

Description

The nose presented a curious concoction as stout beer blended with wax jackets and bramble bushes. Fruity notes delivered fresh pears, waxy lemons and peach and apricot stones with a dry edge. The dryness fused into aged champagne, perhaps with a dash of cherry liqueur to give a twist to the classic cocktail. Waxy notes turned to buttery and oily as shortbread biscuits emerged with walnuts and almonds. The palate greeted us with a refreshing glass of fine ginger beer with sweet tinges that suggested toffee and caramel. Parma violets brought a subtly floral character before orange liqueur merged with blackcurrant liquorice. A hint of herbal tiptoed in towards the end with dried bay leaves and olive oil, whilst oatcakes and grape seeds rounded out the complex finish.

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