72.100 Rum in an old tea chest (Malt of the Month)

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72.100 Rum in an old tea chest (Malt of the Month)

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Description

Distillery 72 is a Speyside gem that has no real core range presence, but produces a delightfully aromatic malt character that is the ‘dressing malt’ for blends like Ballantines, among others. We’ve plucked this single cask out from our Society warehouses this month to bring you something rummy, yummy, fun and sharable.

We blew dust off an old tea chest to find coconut laden toasted oak, jasmine tea leaves and red liquorice before opening the rum released a flood of caramel, banana and autumn leaves. A wave of spice greeted the palate that quickly softened into orange, mango and melon with caramel, custard and burnt marshmallows. Water brought funky fruit aromas of guava, papaya and very ripe banana in a bowl with cherries, berries and peaches while cinder toffee and milk chocolate joined rum soaked raisins and salted caramel. Sandalwood now appeared on the palate with toasted oak and coconut ice cream before strawberries and cream merged into liquorice and rum agricole on the finish. After spending four years in an ex-bourbon barrel this was transferred to an ex-Panamanian refill rum barrel for the remainder of its maturation.

 

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