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CASK No. 35.157

Juicy, oak & vanilla

Reward for a brass band

Age 14 Years
Date Distilled 11th December 2001
Cask Type First Fill Ex-Bourbon Barrel
Region Speyside Lossie
Outturn 1 of 228 bottles
ABV 58.2%
Colour Barley fields in summer sun

Description

The initial nose was clean, fresh and alluring, offering chocolate, nougat and cinder toffee; gradually balanced by dried grass and flowers – we could imagine honeyed apricot flan and corn dollies laid out on a polished board room table – classy. The palate had two complimentary levels – a lively bugle blast of juicy, succulent sweetness (fudge, cinnamon biscuits, garibaldis, orange zest) underpinned by a very dry, deep tuba-like reverberation of toasted oak. The reduced nose became slightly more perfumed – fresh marigolds and nasturtiums instead of dried. The palate discovered a compromise note of putty, oiled cricket bats and waxed wood. A rewarding dram.

DRINKING TIP: Might be too mouth-watering for playing brass instruments – but could make listening to them more bearable.
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