The Gathering Commemorative Duo

The Gathering Commemorative Duo

$379.00 $364.00 inc. GST

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Description

In honour of the global Gathering, the Society has released some special edition bottlings for this occasion worldwide, each bottle with the Gathering stamp on the label. In Australia, we have two of these amazing whiskies on offer to purchase by the bottle and just six of these are available as a special bundle. Grab your piece of Gathering history – first in, best dressed!

Cask 112.48 A piece of paradise | 11 years old | alc 55.2 | 2nd fill ex-bourbon hogshead | Outturn 280 bottles | Juicy, oak & vanilla

Childhood memories of vanilla fudge, pink marshmallows and mango flavoured chewing gum developed into more grown-up aromas of sweet vanilla honeydew pipe tobacco and green iced tea with mint and ginger. Very fresh and clean on the palate neat, like a coconut pannacotta with mango coulis as well as luscious white chocolate cheesecake. When adding a drop of water, it became a mixed green salad with tarragon vinaigrette whilst to taste, like a little piece of paradise biting into a silky smooth papaya while hearing the rustling of the palm trees in the balmy warm trade winds.

Cask 53.300 Unbridled joy | 9 years old | alc 58.5 | Refill ex-bourbon hogshead | Outturn 282 bottles | Peated

The nose – sweet peat reek, bandages, earthy; plums soaked in brandy, burnt toast with marmalade and jam. The taste – earthy, deep, woody – syrup of figs, aniseed, liquorice; venison with juniper, dark chocolate, fruits of the forest, redcurrant, leather and pears poached in wine. The reduced nose – Savlon and Euthymol, woollen socks on an Aga, venison goulash, banana toffee and smoke. The reduced palate – chewy and substantial – toffee apple rolled in embers, pickled ginger and blood orange – lots going on and great fun. After 11 years in a bourbon hoggie we moved this into a first-fill charred red wine barrique.

 

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