RR55 Rhubarb and fig crumble


Young and tremendously fun. Younger spirit has this marvellous way of really showing us the quality of the distillate, the barley sugars shining, and the depth of character with the cask meeting in the middle. For Highland Whisky Festival 2024, the Rhubarb and Fig Crumble comes to the rescue in our Juicy, Oak & Vanilla flavour profile. Matured in a mix of refill and new oak barrels, some of the casks used here were HTMC ‘Chinkapin’ oak, or Quercus muehlenbergii, which is a native North American varietal (which often imparts a sweeter profile, and perhaps where our panel perhaps got a lot of the fig pudding from!) These won’t last at this special price, so come celebrate the Highland festival with us this year.

We imagined making delicious orange and kumquat marmalade as we cooked pork loin in cider and poured ourselves a pint of heather ale. The taste was floral, with a full malt body and plenty of herbal spice, as well as cracked black pepper on tinned fruit salad. Following reduction, the fruity aroma of ripe red apples arrived ahead of the scent of toasted almond flakes, rhubarb and fig crumble before a freshly brewed cup of rosehip and cranberry tea emerged. On the palate, the tea changed to a sweet hibiscus accompanied by milk chocolate and pear mille feuille, preceding churros in the finish.

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