Bottle - Cask # 124.4, Full of secret pleasures
Cask No. 124.4, Full of secret pleasures
Full of secret pleasures

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Cask No. 124.4 Deep, rich & dried fruits

Full of secret pleasures

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The nose held dark, brooding sherry aromas – prunes, syrup of figs, molasses and marmite – also some lighter impressions (plums, black grapes, damson jam, cocoa powder and spices). Some of us imagined a motor museum, others an artist’s studio. After reduction, we got sacks of raisins and bouquets of black orchids and tulips. The neat flavour was supremely intense – treacle, cinder toffee, ginger cake, liquorice root, maraschino cherries, strawberry jelly cubes and chocolate sauce. With water, despite a faint hint of old-fashioned telephone flex, this was an immensely tasty Pandora’s box of a dram – dark, but full of secret pleasures.

Age 17 years
Date Distilled August 1996
Cask Type 1st fill sherry butt
Region Japan
Outturn 479 bottles
ABV 60 %