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CASK No. 135.3

Old & dignified

Red carpet welcome

Age 16 Years
Date Distilled 15th March 2001
Cask Type First Fill Ex-Sauternes Hogshead
Region Highland
Outturn 1 of 282 bottles
ABV 53.7%

Description

The colour of amontillado sherry, the first impression on the nose is of coated cardboard, new carpets, woollen mill (slightly industrial, oily, with lanolin) – nose-drying in effect. A drop of water softens the nose and raises buttery toffee (butterscotch, Werther’s Originals), but the aroma is still shy and reserved. The texture and taste are revelations! Full-bodied and oily; and sweeter and more complex than expected, with dark toffee, pecan nuts and a trace of sea salt in the long, spicy finish. After 15 years in an ex-bourbon hogshead, we transferred this whisky into a 1st fill Sauternes hogshead.

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