Bottle - Cask # 71.38, A cheese-board in a library
Cask No. 71.38, A cheese-board in a library
A cheese-board in a library

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Cask No. 71.38 Sweet, fruity & mellow

A cheese-board in a library

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A tired bowl of fruit (including bruised apples and ripe peaches), backed by polished wood panelling, leather books and faded roses, then a scent of mild cheeses (Caboc, unripe brie, white stilton) and Melba toast. The taste reflects some of these scents: sweet, then ‘cheese on a Cream Cracker’. With water the cheese note shifts to full-fat creamy (Laughing Cow), with melon, green banana, peach skin and a hint of chestnut bath oil. Soft and sweet to taste, then faintly fizzy/peppery (Flying Saucers candies, spicy), with a long warming finish and a hint of banana yogurt in the aftertaste. This distillery supplies the heart malt for Ballantine’s, so is uncommon.

Age 27 years
Date Distilled May 1985
Cask Type Refill hogshead
Region Speyside
Outturn 210 bottles
ABV 57 %