5.130 Chocolate mice nibbling rhubarb (Vaults Collection)

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5.130 Chocolate mice nibbling rhubarb (Vaults Collection)

$1,295.00 inc. GST

12 in stock




We’ve had a few 5’s through lately. Mostly 18-19yo single casks, or indeed last month’s rare release 5, Philosopher’s Stone, which sold out in record time. Are these casks some of the most underrated incredible Lowland whisky out there? We tend to think so. Lowland whisky as a region is going through an exciting resurgence of interest lately. Diversity in flavours, lush tropical notes, clean vanilla bean hints, and so much more.

Cask 5.130 is our first ever Vaults Collection from this distillery. An absolutely tiny global Outturn from one cask of just 167 bottles ever yielded, this cask spent 29 years in an ex-bourbon cask before enjoying an additional maturation in an ex-Oloroso sherry ‘STR’ barrique. Rich white chocolate, old tobacco pouch, almonds, dried mint, rose pedals and more. Do not miss this rarity, only 12 bottles available, limit one per member.

Tiny white chocolate mice scurried around among pineapples, bananas and crunchy green apples, following an irresistible trail of demerara sugar and toasted coconut shavings. On the palate, the mice found nectarines and peaches with candied ginger mixed with fragrant tobacco, before they discovered their favourite treat: stewed rhubarb. With a drizzle of water it was almonds and dried mint that tempted the white chocolate mice to forage through hibiscus, rose and lily petals. After a few sips of sherry and herbal tea they voyaged further into papaya, kumquat and soft cream soda territory before feeling exhausted, and lying down to rest on a bed of mango and coconut rice. At 29 years of age we transferred this whisky to a first-fill STR barrique that had been seasoned with Oloroso wine.

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