CASK NO. 108.17

As balanced as a ballerina

£48.00
  • ABV 61.6%
  • Age 7 years
  • DISTILLED DATE 2/11/2011
  • CASK TYPE 2nd fill ex-bourbon barrel
  • Outturn 1 of 241 bottles
  • REGION Speyside
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On the nose we got caramel, fudge, chocolate-coated raisins and pear – and maybe moist rolling tobacco and light smoke from a leaf bonfire? To taste, the smoke was incontestable (like smoke-infused kiln roof timbers) but clean, restrained and wonderfully balanced by honey on toast, sugar buns and yum-yums – a twinkle of smoked popping candy and liquorice on the finish. With water, the nose combined toffee biscuits and Refreshers with chalky smoke, ship’s timbers and tar. The easy-drinking palate suggested caramelised nuts and hot-smoked salmon; the finish, a gingerbread tingle. It has the youthful poise and exquisite balance of a ballerina.
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