Bottle - Cask # 9.88, A heart starter
Cask No. 9.88, A heart starter
A heart starter

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Cask No. 9.88 Spicy & dry

A heart starter

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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.


Age 25
Date Distilled April 1988
Cask Type Refill butt
Region Speyside
Outturn 542 bottles
ABV 55.3 %