Bottle - Cask # 53.448
Cask No. 53.448, A NEW AGER ON A HOG

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Cask No. 53.448 Old & dignified


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First, we noticed the deep amber colour and the thick ‘legs’ that slunk ever so slowly down the glass after a gentle swirl. New agers met a biker gang in a shisha bar or Amsterdam coffee shop, with the petrol heads smelling of engine oil and oily rags. The taste was like rendered tallow from a perfectly cooked steak, smoked plums and to drink, a ‘Golden Smash’ cocktail using Tokaji sweet wine.

Adding a drop of water and we got on the back of one of those hogs and rode into the sunset heading to nirvana. Following 11 years in an ex-bourbon hogshead, we transferred this whisky into a 1st fill American oak Pedro Ximenez hogshead.


Age 14 years
Date Distilled 27 May 2008
Initial Cask Type Ex-bourbon hogshead
Final Cask Type 1st fill PX hogshead
Region Islay
Outturn 232 bottles
ABV 56 %