CASK NO. 42.56

Sipping whisky from an oyster shell

£215.00
  • ABV 51.5%
  • Age 26 years
  • DISTILLED DATE 23/9/1994
  • CASK TYPE 2nd fill ex-bourbon barrel
  • Outturn 1 of 180 bottles
  • REGION Highland
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A subtle nose of cinnamon buns, Turkish delight, muscle rub and ‘a smouldering cigar in an artist’s studio’ (tobacco leaf and linseed oil). The palate had a waxy texture and flavours of dark cherries, waxed sweets (e.g. rhubarb rock), walnut oil, tobacco and raisins soaked in cognac. A drop of water shifted the nose towards sharp fruits (stewed rhubarb and lemon squeezed over fish cooked on a beach barbeque). The reduced palate had rum and raisin ice cream, starfruit and balsamic glaze. There was only the most delicate wisp of smoke but lots of coastal suggestions – ‘like sipping whisky from an oyster shell’.

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