24.169 Bonkers for conkers (Vaults Collection)

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24.169 Bonkers for conkers (Vaults Collection)

$5,499.00 inc. GST

28 in stock


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One of the rarest Vaults Collection offerings ever offered up by the SMWS, we’re super proud to have the opportunity to present this whisky — a single-cask, cask-strength, sherried beast. Quite possibly the rarest sherried whisky ever released in Australia, this is a true time capsule of a long gone era of whisky, and a moment in whisky history we’ll never see again.

Distillery 24 almost needs no introduction. No other distillery on Earth has captured the attention of whisky appreciators like it has, and no other distillery has the reputation of sherry cask maturation like it does. The opportunity to taste the distillate in quality sherry casks is one thing, but the opportunity to taste the spirit after 33 years in original sherry oak is a whole other story.

A deep russet hue led us straight into an autumn landscape with aromas of polished horse chestnuts, rosehip, birch branches, prunes, dates and figs. Tasting neat the first thing we noted was “still plenty of zing”, followed by flavours of hay-smoked roe deer with blackberry and beetroot beautifully balanced by a fresh berry chantilly cake. After reduction, we found cedar, tobacco and dark chocolate notes next to the scent of roasting chestnuts. On the palate were orange oil, raspberry and blackberry jam, ahead of a long finish from a tiramisu with conker coffee liqueur. Following 29 years in a refill oloroso butt, we transferred this whisky into a first fill oloroso butt.

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