1 of only 196 bottles from cask 4485
This cask was filled only two years after the distillery was opened in ‘the highest town in Scotland’. This is the second cask from 1967 we have been lucky enough to secure, and it has yielded a mere 196 bottles. The colour is deep amber, although it comes from an American cask. The nose is full of ginger – stem and powdered – to start with, then tablet, dried apricots and almonds (and someone suggested Dutch sweet and sour sauce). The flavour at full strength is pleasant, fragile, oaky and surprisingly salty. Water brings out linseed oil and dry putty, with a trace of cinnamon, billards chalk, garlic and cold black coffee! Hugely complex. The flavour at reduced strength is like liquid sugar, incredibly smooth and compex, with traces of scented wood and a very long finish. An experience.