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Aultmore 8 Year Old, 1st fill Bourbon Barrel
This cask bottling, distilled in February 201, spent 8 years maturing in a
1st fill Bourbon Barrel. It was bottled at cask strength in November
2019 at 60.7% ABV. Cask #800233 yielded 227 bottles.
Color: Corn Oil
Nose: Prickly pear juice, oat milk, malted milk balls, etrog zest, sassafras tea, a barley field on a warm day with a mild breeze, cocoa powder, dried mandarin, olive tapenade (whacky, right?)
Palate: Big pepper upfront with a massive effervescent quality. Flavors of wheat germ, lemongrass, lime juice, increased cocoa powder, and more sassafras with a pleasant tea-like dryness as it transitions to the finish
Finish: Malted milk balls linger towards the back of the palate with cracked white pepper and a very delicate chamomile tea note.
Ben Nevis 23 Year Old, 2nd fill Bourbon Hogshead
This cask bottling, distilled in November 1996, spent 23 years maturing in a 2nd fill Bourbon Hogshead. It was bottled at cask strength in November 2019 at 50.4% ABV. Cask #1839 yielded 209 bottles.
Color: Dim study
Nose: Incredible malt note come immediately to the fore followed quickly by brown baking spices and candied citrus fruit peels. Hints of anise seed and perhaps a bit of powdered milk chocolate.
Palate: Big rich fruit cake which is balanced by citrus bursts. The mouthfeel can not be ignored. It's both rich and oily. Orchard fruits reveal themselves as the flavors begin to build. Bruised fruits ready for pie as we near the finish
Finish: Crystallized ginger and a now a slight peppery tone. The finish is long and satisfying.
Ruadh Mhor 10 Year Old, 2nd fill Bourbon Hogshead
This cask bottling, distilled in March 2009, spent 10 years maturing in a 2nd fill Bourbon Hogshead. It was bottled at cask strength in August 2019 at 60.7% ABV. Cask #57 yielded 238 bottles.
Color: Summer Straw
Nose: Pork rinds, baked avocado, spice rub mixture, burnt tinder, Big Red™ gum, salted pub chips (fries) with malt vinegar, autumn leaves, root beer candies, and hints of farmyard aromas
Palate: Rich and fatty, the palate first presents a massive blast of peat and ground cinnamon, then crushed smoked almonds, chipotle peppers, horse barns, iodine and clean bandages, smoked salt on golden apples
Finish: Long and warming with echoes of Redwood forest, lingering cinnamon, and salted caramel