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CASK No. 44.75

Spicy & dry

Sticky blossom and spice

Age 12 Years
Date Distilled 9th June 2004
Cask Type Virgin Heavy Toast Medium Char Ex-Bourbon Hogshead
Region Speyside Spey
Outturn 1 of 210 bottles
ABV 55.9%
Colour Polished peach

Description

Patience will be rewarded as after a short wait the whisky blossomed with a sweet and nose tingling exuberance, bountiful with ripe red apples, sticky wine gums, elderflower and honey on toasted crumpets. The palate, although initially hot, was juicy, sticky and herbal with a delicious mouth-coating texture like cough sweets, melted salted butter and soft toffee. Water released a softness of autumnal leaves, sweet caramel, leather and a pleasing spiciness of cloves and pickled ginger. After spending 11 years in an ex-Bourbon hogshead this whisky was transferred into a virgin oak hogshead for the remainder of its maturation.

DRINKING TIP: Open, poor and come back to it once it has had time to breathe.
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