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CASK No. 44.75

Spicy & Dry

Sticky blossom and spice

Age 12 Years
Date Distilled 9th Jun 2004
Cask Type Virgin oak hogshead, heavy toast/medium char
Region Speyside
Outturn 1 of 210 bottles
ABV 55.90%


Patience will be rewarded as after a short wait the whisky blossomed with a sweet and nose tingling exuberance, bountiful with ripe red apples, sticky wine gums, elderflower and honey on toasted crumpets. The palate, although initially hot, was juicy, sticky and herbal with a delicious mouth-coating texture like cough sweets, melted salted butter and soft toffee. Water released a softness of autumnal leaves, sweet caramel, leather and a pleasing spiciness of cloves and pickled ginger. After spending 11 years in an ex-Bourbon hogshead this whisky was transferred into a virgin oak hogshead for the remainder of its maturation.

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