Warm slices of nougat were served on a cedar slab, dusted with cinnamon and crowned with peanut paste. To the palate, stem ginger had skewered a blowtorched mango as citrus peel landed on vintage tobacco. Water accentuated the sweet characteristics, introducing raspberry jam to fresh laundry while orange oil was drizzled on to shortbread. The palate, now underlined with chantilly cream, delivered notes of pineapple, pain au chocolat, almonds and light oak tannins. After 24 years in an ex-bourbon hogshead, we transferred this to a first fill oloroso hogshead for the remainder of its maturation.
About The Vaults Collection
The Vaults Collection is a selection of the finest and rarest single cask, single malt whisky, set aside from The Scotch Malt Whisky Society’s most remarkable stocks over the years. They have been released from the depths of our treasure trove of casks, after decades of slow maturation and careful nurturing. The Vaults Collection represents the whisky lover’s dream: A chance to journey back into whisky history, including the opportunity to experience styles or distilleries that no longer exist. The Collection takes its name from the Society’s historical home at The Vaults in Leith, Scotland’s oldest commercial building in continuous use whose connection with the drinks world dates back to the 12th century. Each bottle has a specially designed label and is offered in a beautiful wooden box.