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CASK No. 36.126

Spicy & sweet

Manly, masculine and medicinal

Age 10 Years
Date Distilled 8th November 2006
Cask Type First Fill Ex-Bourbon Barrel
Region Speyside Spey
Outturn 1 of 216 bottles
ABV 60.4%
Colour Apricot gold

Description

The nose had foamy shrimps, nougat, honey and strawberry chews, but also an aromatic array of manly, masculine notes – woollen sweaters with leather elbow-patches, Victory Vs, Oddfellows, ginger, cinnamon and snuff. The neat palate was a definite ‘Wow!’ – ginger biscuits, muscovado on roasted peaches, brandy snaps, Peshwari naan and something medicinal (tincture of clove, Euthymol). Water brought cricket bats and upholstery shops to the nose; plus cut grass, linen, bourbon biscuits, black pepper and polished shoes. The reduced palate was tastier and juicer – black bun, Liquorice Allsorts, coffee dregs, orange peel and sugar-coated fennel seeds – this was a real winter warmer.

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