31.37 Flies’ cemeteries and old sea chests (The Vaults Collection)

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31.37 Flies’ cemeteries and old sea chests (The Vaults Collection)

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A stunning example of extreme maritime elegance! The ultimate strength of distillery 31 lies in its ability to age so gracefully. And this is evidenced in today’s very special release – Cask 31.37 Flies’ cemeteries and old sea chests. Aged twenty-seven years in ex-bourbon wood followed by three years in a first-fill Sauternes barrique, this hauntingly complex malt is finally ready for Society members. Only our second release from this distillery in several years, behold
the union of Sauternes confection and savoury coastal flavours in an utterly unique dram. This exceedingly rare release from the Highland Islands is a must-have if you are a curious connoisseur!

A dram with high curiosity value: the nose combines syrupy sweetness, crystallised fruits, marrons glacés and Grand Marnier with herbal notes (sorrel, lemon balm), forest floors, dried seaweed and oily peat bogs. The palate discovers slivovitz, prune yoghurt, chocolate-coated raisins and a visceral after-taste of tobacco leaf, mushrooms and teriyaki. The reduced nose balances spun sugar, spotted dick and ‘flies’ cemeteries’ with old sea chests, pipe smoke and hunting jackets. The palate incorporates damson jam, seaweed and tobacco tang and tasting burnt naan bread in the wine vaults. After 27 years in ex-bourbon wood we introduced this to a first-fill Sauternes barrique.

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