Introductory Tasting Trio

$535.00 $499.00 inc. GST

6 in stock

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Description

A trio of whiskies that’s sure to delight every one of your senses….and friends. Get your home bar or tasting with friends off to a flying start with this selection, as you taste through these distinct drams from three diverse flavour profiles. Whisky? Sorted! $499. Only 6 available at this price, so don’t miss out!

Cask 113.24 Attack of the killer florists!  | 7 years | alc 63.4 | 1st fill ex-bourbon barrel | Outturn 239 bottles | Young & Spritely

It opens on candyfloss at first, a light and fluffy sweetness that evolves towards geraniums in warm greenhouses and yellow wildflowers. The sweeter aspects continue with hints of pink nougat, American hotdog mustard, cornbread, toasted seeds and mirabelle eau de vie. Water brings softer notes of clove, lemon water, flower vases, cough drops, hessian and roasted potatoes. The palate begins with cookie dough stodge before unveiling notes of pear drops, lime oil, rosewater, cherry lip sweets, fruit loops, juicy fruit chewing gum, dried lavender and Turkish delight. A little water gives earthy turmeric, lemon thyme, oregano, sourdough starter, pot pourri and long aged yellow wine.

Cask 112.46 A wafer a while | 14 years | alc 56.7 | 1st fill Moselle oak hogshead | Outturn 368 bottles  | Sweet, fruity & mellow

As the sun warmed our skin we drifted away to the smell of 1980’s suntan lotion and salty sea air. Oil and buttery notes combined with creamy strawberry yoghurt, that chilled down to multiple scoops of vanilla ice cream precariously perched on a crunchy caramel wafer. Confected fruit passed by as bubble gum merged with sticky fruit pastries, and joined the malty sweetness of breakfast cereal. Milk chocolate and praline delivered us to a palate of deliberate funk as fermenting fruit wandered helplessly towards scrumpy cider. The fruit matured into cool white wine loaded with ripe banana and mango flavours, just as we awoke to find an empty wafer cone and melted ice cream on the sand. Twelve years matured in an ex-bourbon hogshead before transfer to a French oak hogshead.

Cask 66.141 Roofing felt on a beach hut | 12 years | alc 60.5 | Refill ex-bourbon hogshead | Outturn 276 bottles | Lightly Peated

The peatiness gives the nose some char and sharp smoke, like green wood on a bonfire; it also has medicinal elements (bandages, Germolene) and shell sand or sandstone dust. On the palate, marmalade and Battenberg sweetness is surrounded (though not overwhelmed) by menthol, tarry driftwood, charcoal and roofing felt on a beach hut. The reduced nose picks up liquorice, pipe dottles, burnt molasses, hessian bung cloths, salt and lime. The palate becomes much sweeter and tamer – apple tart and lemon meringue pie with a good mouth-tingling swirl of peat smoke. It ends up with a very acceptable balance indeed – eminently drinkable.

 

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