9.88

A heart starter

Age:
25

Outturn:
542

% Alc:
55.3%

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A heart starter

Cask No. 9.88

Little aroma beyond ‘dry’ to start with: very dried fruits, dried out leather, ash, soot, but soon opens to present fruitcake mix, ‘over-steeped jasmine tea’, toasted Brazil nuts, warehouses, mushrooms. Nice texture; sweet overall but very tannic, even ascorbic; some burnt jam in the aftertaste and bitter coffee dregs and dark chocolate in the finish. Surprisingly, water     introduces a meaty note - fresh tuna - with buttered croissant, high strength cocoa powder, then treacle toffee, fig pigs and salted caramel. Not so tannic now, with dry liquorice, coffee, dark chocolate and burnt toast. Very unlike the familiar light-bodied proprietary bottling.

 

Drinking Tip:

In place of espresso

Date Distilled:April 1988
Volume:750 ml
Colour:Polished mahogany
Age:25
Cask Type:Refill butt
Region:Speyside
Flavour Profile:Spicy & dry

$224.99

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