Bottle - Cask # 38.21, Manuka Honey on a Razor Strop
Cask No. 38.21, Manuka Honey on a Razor Strop
38.21
Manuka Honey on a Razor Strop
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Cask No. 38.21 Sweet & spicy

Manuka Honey on a Razor Strop

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This rare offering, from the distillery originally built as Glen Grant Number Two, had a subtle, unusual nose – initially yeasty (sourdough bread, Hefeweizen beer), then developing leather, plasticine and peeled twigs, fruit skins (especially orange) and eventually, chocolate. The taste combined the dark sweetness of Demerara, toffee and Bourneville, with orange, black pepper and leather (someone suggested ‘manuka honey on a razor strop’). The reduced nose had herbal notes (coriander, nettles) wood polish and sweet perfumes (jelly beans, dolly mixtures, gummi bears, rose hip tea). The palate balanced that jelly bean sweetness with slightly bitter lemons and mild pepper heat.

Age 17 years
Cask Type 2nd fill hogshead
Outturn 234 bottles
ABV 58 %