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Age 7 Years
Dist 2013
Cask 1st fill hogshead / Spanish oak PX
Region Speyside
Out-turn 146
Alc 60.6%

TITLE: Petrified banana / びっくりしたバナナ

bourbon hogsheadで5年間熟成した後、first fill Spanish oak PX hogsheaに移し替え。

The nose showed an initial creamy spice quality. Things like warm gingerbread, heather honey, cloves and orange oils were all noted by the Panel. Then winter spices, dark fruit chutneys and pomegranate molasses. Deep, luxurious and inviting. With water it evolved towards sweet banana bread, hot cross buns, fruit cordials and golden sultanas studded in a sticky malt loaf. The neat palate was immensely syrupy and mature for the age. Lots of dark fruit teas, plums stewed in old calvados and orange liqueur. Banana baked with brown sugar. Reduction brought date molasses, treacle on soda bread, flower honey, rose water and liquorice. Matured in a bourbon hogshead for five years before being transferred to a first fill Spanish oak PX hogshead.

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