Bottle - Cask # 35.71, Like a hug from your mum
Cask No. 35.71, Like a hug from your mum
Like a hug from your mum
40 years

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Cask No. 35.71 Old & dignified

Like a hug from your mum

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The nose gave us happy, homey feelings – ‘like a hug from my mum’ said the Malt-meister; mellifluous sweetness of maple syrup, marzipan and heather honey – but also marmalade on toast, jaffa cakes, leather and polished wood. The palate impressed with its chewy textures, aniseed, tobacco and coconut depth – plus its minty fresh liveliness, like mint choc-chip ice-cream. The reduced nose suggested a wooden box containing rolling tobacco, Coco Pops, After Eight mints and menthol cigarettes. The reduced palate – light leather, tobacco, Arm and Hammer toothpaste and orange zest. A time-stopping dram from the Elgin distillery that was once a brewery.

Age 40 years
Date Distilled October 1971
Cask Type Refill hogshead
Region Speyside
Outturn 222 bottles
ABV 47.7 %