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The Vaults Collection 76.143 - Wherefore art thou rancio?

CASK No. 76.143
£315.00
0 left in stock
Whisky ABV 56.2%
Age 31 years
Distilled Date 22nd September 1987
Cask Type Second Fill Ex-Moscatel Barrique
Whisky Flavour Old & dignified
Whisky Outturn 1 of 231 bottles
Whisky Region Speyside

Notes

In order to share this bottling with as many members as possible, purchases are limited to 2 bottles per member. Any additional or duplicate orders which exceed this limit will be cancelled and refunded.

We are nosing a dried orange on a mahogany desk. All around us: camphor daubed wooden boxes, menthol tobacco, earthy dunnage and mixed fruit chutneys. There is a leathery quality as well, along with black pepper, cranberry gravy and a sense of aged pinot noir. Some walnut wine and hazelnut liqueur in the mix as well. Water elevates the aged qualities. Lots of fragrant tobacco, tea leaves, rancio, fresh apple, melted butter, salted toffee and aged Armagnac. The palate displays an intense spiciness. Lots of dried orange segments, and old fruit bowl too long in the sun, rich caramel, cherry bakewell and cinnamon bark. Wth water it’s a spiced treacle sponge with balanced tannins, aged muscat dessert wines, vanilla essence and pear tart tatin. Matured for 28 years in a bourbon hogshead before transfer to a 2nd fill Moscatel barrique.