CASK NO. 52.39

Contrapuntal complementarities

£49.00
  • ABV 57.9%
  • Age 7 years
  • DISTILLED DATE 27/8/2013
  • CASK TYPE 1st fill ex-bourbon barrel
  • Outturn 1 of 257 bottles
  • REGION Highland
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The nose was a pool-side feast of scallops fried in butter, aged prosciutto, olives and salted cashews, followed by crème caramel and lemon tart served on wood. The palate’s alluring sweetness balanced citric astringency – rose Turkish Delight and Ruffle bars (dark chocolate, raspberry and coconut) against stewed plums, with perfumed tobacco, wasabi and waxed wood to finish. The reduced nose continued this duality – vanilla custard and sweetie cigarettes counterpointing limoncello, tart toffee apple and miso soup. In reduction, the palate became juicy and easy drinking – sugared almonds, raspberry ripple and jelly babies, with fruit skins and tannic oak swirling in the finish.

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