Bottle - Cask # 132.5, Sweet and darkly beguiling
Cask No. 132.5, Sweet and darkly beguiling
132.5
Sweet and darkly beguiling
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Cask No. 132.5 Deep, rich & dried fruits

Sweet and darkly beguiling

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The sweet, dark nose was satanically beguiling – Demerara dregs in espresso, molasses, honeyed figs, flapjacks, blackjacks, sweet black tea and dark chocolate; eucalyptus, and pencil shavings came later. The palate – a salty, treacly, mouth-watering assault of tarry tobacco, garibaldis, thick orange peel, balsamic glaze and black bean sauce – squeaked the teeth and found the tannic in Satanic. The reduced nose became more savoury – jugged hare with prunes and hickory-smoked ribs. The palate had less tannic thrash but remained sweetly sinister, with Hoisin duck and a well-used leather tawse sacrificed in the glowing embers of hell. The distillery was once a vineyard.

Age 14 years
Date Distilled June 1999
Cask Type Refill sherry butt
Region Japan
Outturn 495 bottles
ABV 58.6 %