5.72 Scaramango

$650.00 inc. GST

2 in stock

Scaramango! When was the last time you saw an expression from distillery 5 with this much age on it? Bottled when it was perfectly ready after 29 years of maturation, Cask 5.72 Scaramango is the oft-overlooked, triple distilled Lowland distillery that at younger age is all citric, but older age develops a lovely cereal note and hints of brown toast, brazil nuts and butterscotch. Quite out of the ordinary!

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We discovered a totally fascinating nose – much ‘out of sync’ with what you would ordinarily expect from this distillery. Immediate notes of curry leaf, pastis, brown toast, mint tea, eucalyptus oils, menthol tobacco and petrichor. Extremely earthy and full of deep, tertiary complexities, with further notes of roasted Brazil nuts and medical vapour rubs. You’d never guess it was triple distilled! Reduction brought toasty cereals, butterscotch, softly medical demerara rum and the aroma of very old Irish pure pot still whiskey. Sooty, vegetal and full of metal polish. The palate sang with tea tree oils, canvas, agave syrup, tiger balm, lemon drops and lanolin. Extremely vaporous, aromatic and medical. Reduction offers cloves, green malt, metal coins, rum cocktails, spicy malt extracts and dried herb encrusted cured meats. Fascinating and brilliant stuff!

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