CASK NO. 31.38

Slippers by the fire

£425.00
  • ABV 43.5%
  • Age 32 years
  • DISTILLED DATE 27/9/1988
  • CASK TYPE 1st fill ex-Sauternes barrique
  • Outturn 1 of 124 bottles
  • REGION Highland
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The nose made us smile – marzipan, Medjool dates and Turkish delight sweetness, salted spiced nuts, distant smoke from a croft chimney and an artist’s paint-spattered palette. The taste was incredibly mellow and delicate – ripe mango, sweet smoke, earthy dried apricots and almond flakes, with a leather and grape skin, slightly tannic finish. The reduced nose had one panellist picking strawberries, another entering a deli, while a third was in slippers, enjoying buttered crumpets and dark honey. The reduced palate was amazingly gentle and subtle, with tropical fruit syrupy sweetness. After 27 years in ex-bourbon wood, we transferred this into a first-fill Sauternes barrique.

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