Bottle - Cask # G4.16

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Cask No. G4.16 Juicy, oak & vanilla


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The nose evokes the sweet end of the whisky spectrum (corn candies, dripping honey, ‘rocky road’) but time brings complexity – charred oak, lemon herbals and ox-eye daisies. The taste offers lip-smacking sweetness (banana toffee, butterscotch, pineapple), restrained spice and dry oak.

On the nose, water intensifies that contented feeling – a picnic of desserts in a summer rose garden. The palate is now mellow, mellifluous and easy-drinking – rose Turkish Delight and mango, with light, bittersweet memories of oak on the finish; it may be old, but it’s in its prime. Transferred from ex-bourbon wood to a Sauternes barrique after 32 years.

Age 35 years
Date Distilled 15 February 1982
Cask Type 2nd fill Sauternes barrique
Region Lowland
Outturn 216 bottles
ABV 49.8 %