Bottle - Cask # 73.84
Cask No. 73.84, TUG OF WAR IN A MEADOW

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Cask No. 73.84 Sweet, fruity & mellow

TUG OF WAR IN A MEADOW

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The nose had us frolicking in flowery Spring meadows; then we were rewarded with apple strudel, strawberry jam donuts and mulled cider. Spice dominated the neat palate – spiced oranges in mulled wine, cinnamon apple pie and intense dark fruits; the finish contained drying white pepper and chili powder. The reduced nose was a tug of war – spiced wood, old bookshops and black bun* pitted against tinned pears, crème Anglaise and apple and elderflower.

The palate found its resolution with water – playful nutmeg spice and sherbet, lemon meringue pie, vanilla and Belgian caramel wafer; strangely mouth-watering and drying at the same time. (*a very dark, spicy fruit cake enclosed in pastry, traditionally served in Scotland on New Year’s Eve).

 

Age 15 years
Date Distilled 24 September 2001
Cask Type Refill butt
Region Speyside
Outturn 572 bottles
ABV 57.4 %