36.213 - BARRIQUE MYSTIQUE

Age16 years
Distilled08 June 2007
Initial Caskex-Bourbon Hogshead
Final Cask1st Fill ex-PX Barrique
RegionSpeyside
Outturn168 bottles
ABV53.3%
Content70cl
Allergensnone
Additivesnone
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CHF 129.00

Description

This barrique bestowed the mystique of Hemingway’s Spain – bodegas and tapas bars, sherry, dried figs, dates and membrillo, tobacco and polished wood. The unreduced palate was bold, intense and complex, ranging from the sweetness of maple candies, chocolate-dipped churros and fig jam to savoury and spicy notes (barbecued pork, mulled wine and cinnamon pastries). Adding water took the nose to a cooperage (leather aprons, hammers and wine-soaked oak) by the sea, where the workers were eating stuffed vine leaves and smoking cheroots. Water accentuated the fruitiness on the palate – dark plums, toffee apples, raspberry-coconut chocolate bars and fruit leathers. After maturing 12 years in a bourbon hogshead, this whisky was transferred to a first fill bodega PX barrique for the remainder of its maturation.