Bottle - Cask # 123.6, Rhubard and custard
Cask No. 123.6, Rhubard and custard
Rhubard and custard

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Cask No. 123.6 Spicy & dry

Rhubard and custard

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Creamy vanilla custard/crème brulée on the nose to start with, with the brulée bit increasing to crystalline sugar in espresso coffee and then the custard being joined by raspberry, plum and rhubarb crumble. Behind all this is a light winey note. At unreduced strength, the taste is sweet and tannicAssam tea leaves and red fruits (plums?) with some tobacco in the aftertaste. Water suggests European oak: gunpowder, scorched fruitcake, over-caramelised buttery sugar. Now it has an oily texture; sweet then tannic, spicy and acceptably bitter (burnt sugar again). The distillery, on Loch Lomondside, has enjoyed a considerable revival since being acquired by Ian Macleod & Co.

Age 10 years
Date Distilled April 2001
Cask Type Refill port pipe
Region Highland Southern
Outturn 728 bottles
ABV 59.5 %