CASK NO. 72.103

The origin of spices

£65.10
  • ABV 59.9%
  • Age 13 years
  • DISTILLED DATE 5/7/2007
  • CASK TYPE 1st fill ex-oloroso hogshead
  • Outturn 1 of 204 bottles
  • REGION Speyside
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An incredibly opulent and complex nose combined a plethora of toasted nuts with treacle, prunes and oily marzipan. Flavours evolved in a Darwinian multi-sensory kaleidoscope as chocolate-covered rum and raisin ice cream mutated into morello cherries, liquorice and dark treacle to create an entirely new species of spice-laden fruit. Water created a primordial soup of custard and hazelnut praline as bruised apples joined roasted chestnuts to suggest an ancestry dating back to the late oloroso age. Finally the missing link was discovered, a genetic jumble of fudge, tobacco and nutmeg spice that foraged for orange chocolate, baked bananas and lavender bushes. After spending 11 years in an ex-bourbon hogshead this was transferred to a first fill ex-oloroso hogshead for the remainder of its maturation.
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