Limited to one bottle per member.
This special release was bottled in celebration of the Highland Whisky Festival 2021 (which has sadly now been cancelled for this year due to COVID).
|Spicy & Sweet
|9 Years Old
||1 of 174 bottles
The nose teased us with coquettish sweetness – demerara, toffee, salted caramel, raisins and dark chocolate orange. Sweet on the palate too (honey, sweet vanilla), before ginger and chilli chocolate heat appeared –– but throughout the whole experience the re-charred cask left ghostly whispers – dry sherry astringency, polished oak, treacle on toast and burnt wood. The reduced nose picked up candied violets and incense, banoffee ice-cream and clotted cream fudge. The palate combined that floral element with cereals, tangerines, cherry liqueurs, Earl Grey tea and rich tea biscuits – the spiciness now unmistakable pink peppercorns and still that persistent reminder of sawdust and wood.