Cask No. 82.43
YOU MIGHT START YODELLING
PROFILE Sweet, Fruity & Mellow REGION Highland AGE 10 Years ABV 64.2% CASK TYPE 2nd fill ex-bourbon barrel
We imagined a wicker basket containing cutlery, a tea towel and fresh grapes, strawberries, apples, pears, cherries and mirabelle plums. On the palate the latter led us from freshly picked apricots alongside roasted pears and macadamia nuts to the elegant, smooth flavour of a South Tyrolean mirabelle brandy.
Following the addition of water, the scent was that of herbal caramel-flavoured sweets, rhubarb rock and mint chocolate fudge. The taste was extremely creamy, like cookies with a gooey marshmallow dip, and we stayed figuratively in the Alps with that retro snowball cocktail of advocaat, lime juice and sparkling lemonade.
Cask No. 4.324
PROFILE Lightly Peated REGION Highland AGE 13 Years ABV 59.5% CASK TYPE 1st fill ex-bourbon barrel
The nose evoked shredded twigs and leaves and well-fired almond croissants enjoyed among the sand dunes. The palate had dried kelp and smoked sea salt, chocolate limes and a background gristy, bran flake cereal note.
The reduced nose echoed this with rich tea biscuits and grain sacks, but also heather flowers and aloe vera bath salts. The palate developed dark chocolate with caramel and sea salt, coal dust and ash, herbs flaming on the barbeque and a white pepper finish. We combined selected nine year-old casks from this distillery and then returned the single malt into various casks to develop further. This is one of those casks.
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Where Flavour Comes Alive
September has come and the summer heat is behind us, so gather round our seaside campfire. Are you comfortably seated? Julien Willems embarks on a story of the Society’s trio of Peated flavour profile whiskies, a topic that will keep us busy through the short-lived autumn and into the threshold of Scotland’s night-soaked winter.