Bottle - Cask # 121.76, Close shave from a tipsy barber
Cask No. 121.76, Close shave from a tipsy barber
121.76
Close shave from a tipsy barber
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Cask No. 121.76 Spicy & dry

Close shave from a tipsy barber

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The initial nose spoke of the barbershop – old leather chairs, razor-strops, sharp blades, after-shave and band-aids (the barber, who’d been drinking gin, had shaky hands) – plus beeswax polish and dried flowers. With water, we got hot linen and laundry detergent (hot cloth slapped on your close shave) but also marzipan, Dr Pepper, caramel, digestive biscuits and bath bombs. The neat palate was herbal (fennel seed, absinthe) but complex and very tasty – chocolate fudge cake, popping candy and ‘liquorice allsorts from an engineer’s overall pocket’. In reduction – tree bark, chalk, Chartreuse (herbal again) interesting citric fizz and some ash – satisfyingly unusual.

Age 12 years
Date Distilled July 2002
Cask Type Refill barrel
Region Highland Island
Outturn 210 bottles
ABV 57.9 %