The Schtick: This is a collaboration selection done by a store and a society of a Compass Box marrying cask release. These are releases that take a Great King Street vatting and further mature it in another cask of one type or another. This was a sherried cask.
Distiller: Various (Blend)
Bottler: Compass Box
ABV: 49% ABV
Bottle: One of 306
Nose: Pungent honey, rich toffee. Fresh baked bread. Faintly lactic. Apple cobbler, pears, rich dates and figs. Light sulfur. Really nice overall. Very rich.
Taste: Medium mouth feel. Really subdued heat. Rich salted caramel, crème brulee. Cocoa, light salt and pepper. So very faintly smoky. Figs and stewed fruits. Vanilla cream.
Finish: Short to medium. Gingerbread, honey, toffee, vanilla bean, toffee and salted caramel.
Overall: This was really delightful. An incredibly solid selection. These marrying casks are really interesting and I find myself liking just about every one I try.
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