Bottle - Cask # 44.149
Cask No. 44.149, THE EARLY BIRD GETS THE WORM

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Cask No. 44.149 Deep, rich & dried fruits

THE EARLY BIRD GETS THE WORM

$210.99

The initial aroma suggested coconut macaroon, milk chocolate and game pie. A banana baked with Nutella, liquorice chews, toasted fennel seed and fruit scones topped with thick cream. A wonderful balance of distillate and sherry cask. Reduction brought brown breads and rich notes of foamy shilling ales, meat gravy, dried sultanas, banana chips and treacle pudding.

The mouth was typical of this great Speyside make; oily, fatty and robust. Many notes of herbal extracts, spiced fruit chutneys, orange wine, chocolate gingers and hints of natural tar. The natural weight of a worm tub distillate shines. With water we found it became richly bready and full of lovely notes of dried exotic fruits, game meats, eucalyptus, espresso and balsamic reduction. Previously matured in a bourbon hogshead for twelve years before transfer to a 2nd fill oloroso hogshead.

 

Age 14 years
Date Distilled 23 October 2006
Initial Cask Type Ex-bourbon hogshead
Final Cask Type 2nd fill Oloroso hogshead
Region Speyside
Outturn 224 bottles
ABV 62.1 %