Bottle - Cask # 68.78
Cask No. 68.78, SMOKING BANANAS IN A FRANKINCENSE DEN

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Cask No. 68.78 Deep, rich & dried fruits

SMOKING BANANAS IN A FRANKINCENSE DEN

Alberta: sold out
British Columbia: $191.22

After nine years in ex-bourbon wood we put this into a customised 1st fill barrique (70/30 split American/European oak with toasted heads). The resulting nose wowed us with kirsch, dried apricots and dates, prune and Armagnac tart, oloroso, marzipan and dark chocolate. The intensely exotic palate gave retro-nasal wafts of smoking bananas in a Frankincense den, cinder toffee, sirop de Liège and Black Forest gateau.

The reduced nose found pomegranate molasses and PX sherry, gingerbread, eucalyptus and mulling spices, Serrano ham on rye bread, vanilla and cocoa powder. The palate evoked further smoky fruitiness, like brandy butter on Christmas pudding, fig rolls and plum jam; the finish teased us with ginger, tannic oak and camphor.

 

 

Age 13 years
Date Distilled 18 August 2008
Initial Cask Type Ex-bourbon hogshead
Final Cask Type 1st fill barrique
Region Highland
Outturn 254 bottles
ABV 60.8 %