CASK NO. 130.5

Harmonious as a barbershop quartet

£180.00
  • ABV 58.8%
  • Age 9 years
  • DISTILLED DATE 16/4/2011
  • CASK TYPE 1st fill ex-imperial stout barrel
  • Outturn 1 of 208 bottles
  • REGION Japan
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Harmonious as a barbershop quartet – the nose combined savoury (soy, nori, red bean paste) with sweet (mocha, Demerara, honey) and woody spice (cinnamon, cigar box, polished oak). The palate also held sweet-savoury harmonies – maple pancakes, Christmas pudding and treacle tart; grilled yakitori and octopus okonomiyaki with sweet glaze (but with more spice) mulled wine, ginger, clove, Victory V’s, liquorice. The reduced nose seemed fruitier – tangerine, home-made lemonade and Anton Berg chocolate marzipan with plum. The palate’s complexity sent panellists off in different directions – e.g. American cream soda, brandy snaps and orange blossom. After three years in first-fill bourbon wood this was transferred into an Imperial stout cask.

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