RR39 Cross-Atlantic destinations


Distillery 39 is basically the textbook definition of a Speyside distillery: workhorse, almost exclusively for blends, and consistent quality spirit output. Located on the outskirts of Elgin, this massive site produces a light-style spirit that is desired by single malt nerds around the world. In this case, we have a Rare Release with acres of personality across the Atlantic. Notes of leather sandals, Jamaican ginger cake, dark brown sugar, gentle oak spice and more. A verified melange of exotic flavours and spices!

A new pair of leather sandals baked in the heat of the sand on a sun-drenched beach in the Algarve. The whisp of wild fennel, limestone and thyme drifted in the air. The palate took us to the other side of the Atlantic, slicing into a Jamaican ginger cake topped with candied rose petals and toffee, raspberry jam and browned butter. Water pulled the toffee forward and introduced jasmine alongside dark brown sugar on the nose. A gentle oak spice underlined the palate now, complemented by blackcurrants and cocoa powder, chewy pretzels and crème pâtissière.

Register as a Taster!