Bottle - Cask # 7.80, Dapper Dan meets Holly Hunter
Cask No. 7.80, Dapper Dan meets Holly Hunter
Dapper Dan meets Holly Hunter

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Cask No. 7.80 Old & dignified

Dapper Dan meets Holly Hunter

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Funny how old Speysides can start on the nose like paint before gliding effortlessly into sensual exotic fruits – this was like that – lemon, cherry, mango and jelly beans; also rich toffee, black jack chews, geranium and elderflower. The palate had refreshers, coffee, cocoa powder, orange liqueur, tobacco, Parma violets, perfume, leather and waxed jackets – somewhere between George Clooney’s Dapper Dan pomade and Holly Hunter’s handbag.

With water, the nose seemed even more perfumed – waxy pine needles and sage. The palate’s sweet fruitiness (cherry Bakewell tart) was complimented by espresso dregs and cinnamon stick. This Chivas Bros distillery lies south of Elgin.

Age 22
Date Distilled February 1990
Cask Type Refill barrel
Outturn 130 bottles
ABV 51.4 %

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