44.173 - FINE AND BRANDY

Age20 years
Distilled06 November 2002
Initial Caskex-Bourbon Hogshead
Final Cask1st Fill ex-Oloroso Hogshead
RegionSpeyside
Outturn239 bottles
ABV54.2%
Content70cl
Allergensnone
Additivesnone
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Stock: 14 products in stock
CHF 210.00

Description

The nose on this one simmered with warm brown bread spread with treacle, flower honey, notes of fig jam, sultana and sweet dark fruits soaked in old cognac. Underneath that we found a lovely, gentle earthiness holding everything together. With water we enjoyed brandy snaps, fragrant exotic wood oils, dried flower petals and then some wonderful notes of dark chocolate with sea salt and walnut wine. The palate opened with tiramisu, fresh black coffee, more treacle, ginger cake and eucalyptus-scented pipe tobacco. Some underlying meaty tones of beef stock were also noted. Water brought flavours of dry-roasted peanuts, star anise, poached damsons and lovely touches of aged balsamic and rancio. This was matured in a bourbon hogshead for 17 years before being transferred to a first fill Spanish oak oloroso sherry hogshead.