1 of only 244 bottles from cask no. 2714
A very old hogshead from one of Speyside’s Top Class distilleries. Old oak in colour with excellent beading, suggesting a good mouth texture. An initial nose of face cream and licorice with sweet tobacco and dark chocolate coming through. Behind this, cooked sultanas and more chocolate, becoming bread and butter pudding, with slightly burnt at the edges and crème fraiche. The sultanas are soon joined by tinned fruit as well – pears especially. The sweet tobacco note continues into the taste with coconut biscuits and hot chocolate drinking powder. A lovely antique, almost rancio style whisky for long contemplation.