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CASK NO. 44.181

Chorizo glow

£115.00
  • ABV 63.2%
  • Age 16 years
  • DISTILLED DATE 23/10/2006
  • CASK TYPE 1st fill PX hogshead & 2nd fill oloroso hogshead
  • REGION Speyside
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Tasting Notes

The Panel felt this one displayed an immediate and enveloping aroma of old leather and cracked wax, along with old trinket boxes, pipe tobacco, crushed brazil nuts, and touches of walnut oil and metal polish. Water revealed freshly brewed espresso, linseed oil and creme caramel. Some wonderful camphor and tobacco vibes were also noted. The neat palate burst with ginger cake, chilli oil, creamy American oak sweetness, caramelised brown sugars and Trinidadian bitters. Reduction brought out dried apple slices, trail mix, liquorice all sorts and plum juice. A cool fusion of green ginger wine and chorizo jam lingered in the aftertaste. The starting point for this small batch was two bourbon hogsheads of single malt Scotch whisky. At 12 years of age one cask was transferred to a first fill American oak PX hogshead, and the other to a second fill oloroso hogshead. The casks were then married together before bottling.

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