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Age 25 Years
Dist 1994
Cask 2nd Fill Barrel / Bourbon
Region Speyside
Out-turn 262
Alc 53.2%

TITLE: Lust for must / ブドウ果汁の切望


This one is not strictly a single cask, being part of a consolidated parcel we acquired. However, it's undoubtedly unique and seriously delicious, so we had to share it with you! The nose immediately bursts with waxes, old oily rags, wine cellar must, furniture polish, linseed oil, hessian and gloopy fruit salad juices. Then things like rhubarb crumble, vanilla essence, stewed damsons, honeycomb and posh custard! Reduction brought all manner of complexities. Things like smoked olive oil, aged Calvados, vapour rubs, cough sweets, white stone fruits, yellow plums, marshmallow snowballs, rosewater and kumquat. The complexity is maintained on the palate, an abundance of manuka honey, spiced aged mead, soot, waxes, pollens, dried wild flowers, chopped dark fruits and then smoked herbs and pickled walnut. With water it all crystallises around scented waxes, flowers, aged Gewürztraminer, sandalwood, citronella candles, hawthorn and lime pith. Totally spellbinding old Speyside whisky.

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