$950.00 inc. GST
8 in stock
Cask 12.54 Delishably delectable is a special offering from the SMWS in our Music & Malts Outturn. Distillery 12 has had something of a single malt resurgence of late. Relatively new ownership, fascinatingly diverse cask selections, and a spirit that leaps out of the glass when youthful, but finds its stride when older. Cask 12.54 is a piece of umami heaven straight from its distillation date of 1989. Expect poached prunes, hazelnut butter, roasted cocoa, and full-term sherry maturation grace dancing on the tongue for this special release.
Beautiful rich and dark aromas right from the word go; hazelnut and oregano pasta, poached prunes with rum baba and roasted cocoa nibs. On the palate very thin slices of Spanish Jamon Serrano carved off the bone with a glass of Amontillado VORS sherry – we were in nutty umami heaven! With the addition of water, we were served a ginger crème brûlée with Cointreau-flambe oranges on the nose while to taste we were eating the main course, this time in Japan, with Teppanyaki wagyu beef. After twenty-nine years in a refill American oak oloroso butt, we transferred this whisky into a first Spanish oak oloroso butt.