Route 66

$583.00 $535.00 inc. GST

5 in stock

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SKU: 66.131-66.133-66.123 Categories: , , , ,

Description

There’s a certain distillery character to 66 which could be best described as stepping aboard a steam train in the Highlands of Scotland. That doesn’t tell you much, but it does tell you it would be absurd to miss the train on this distillery 66 triple cask bundle.

Cask 66.131 Full steam ahead! | 12 years | alc 57.5 | Refill ex-bourbon hogshead | Outturn 247 bottles  | Lightly Peated

We were inside a classic steam locomotive cab with the train driver and the fireman crossing the Glenfinnan viaduct on our way to Hogwarts, no, in fact Mallaig. Cold, coal dust and ash was all around us but we were snug in a soft cashmere blanket. When taking a sip neat it felt like the stoker feeding coal into the firebox of the boiler. After we replenished water, we passed ‘the silver sands of Morar’ at full steam and arriving at Mallaig where we had smoked mussels as well as ‘burnt’ carrots and parsnips enjoying the view to Eigg, Rum and Skye.

Cask 66.133 Farm salad | 12 years | alc 57.6 | Refill ex-bourbon hogshead | Outturn 279 bottles | Lightly Peated

We were inside a classic steam locomotive cab with the train driver and the fireman crossing the Glenfinnan viaduct on our way to Hogwarts, no, in fact Mallaig. Cold, coal dust and ash was all around us but we were snug in a soft cashmere blanket. When taking a sip neat it felt like the stoker feeding coal into the firebox of the boiler. After we replenished water, we passed ‘the silver sands of Morar’ at full steam and arriving at Mallaig where we had smoked mussels as well as ‘burnt’ carrots and parsnips enjoying the view to Eigg, Rum and Skye.

Cask 66.123 A strong personality | 12 years | alc 57.3 | Refill ex-bourbon hogshead | Outturn 259 bottles |Peated

We imagined sitting on a shingle beach. Nearby, heather burns over moorland and we opened a leather satchel to get out a few bags of pork scratchings and Thai sweet chilli crisps. Intense sweet peat smoke on the palate neat at first was soon followed by salty liquorice as well as medicinal flavours of iodine and gauze. Careful when adding water! Fresher aromas now appeared, violet leaves and citrus combined with Fisherman’s Friend lozenges and Vichy pastilles, made from the mineral water of the spa town Vichy in Auvergne, whilst to taste, smoked haddock and sweet potato fishcakes.

 

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