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CASK No. 41.100

Sweet, fruity & mellow

‘Curl up by the fire’

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Age 37 Years
Date Distilled 7th February 1980
Cask Type First Fill Ex-Sauternes Barrique
Region Speyside
Outturn 1 of 140 bottles
ABV 48.8%


Immediately the warm sweet aromas of cinnamon baked apples, strawberry tartlets with brown sugar as well as chocolate mousse with wine-soaked cherries filled the room. The taste neat was sweet and juicy with a hint of spice, like an orange Muscat or a medium sweet Bual Madeira wine – curl up next to a friend in front of the open fire. Diluted; a buttery light fluffy fruitcake with candied pineapple chunks, cherries and sultanas whilst on the palate we all nursed a glass of hot pomegranate toddy. After 36 years in an ex-bourbon hogshead, we transferred this whisky directly into a 1st fill Sauternes cask for the remainder of its maturation.

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