The Schtick: This was a bottle that I tried blind and then took a stab at guessing the provenance.
It is Single Cask Nation’s bottling of Croftengea, distilled at Loch Lomond. It was matured for life in an ex-bourbon cask. It was bottled at cask strength with no filtering or coloring,
Distiller: Loch Lomond
Bottler: Single Cask Nation
ABV: 57.6% ABV
Age: 10 Years
Bottle: One of 297
Nose: Bready, super yeast forward. Fresh baked dough. Salted caramel. Really malty. Buttered popcorn, vanilla bean, faint musty and fruity.
Taste: Sweet, honey, toffee. Medium mouth feel, light heat. Caramel, salted caramel candies, mild smoke. Faintly ashy, maritime air. Burning wood, more bread and fresh baked donuts and icing.
Finish: Medium length, salt, pepper, caramel. bready with ashy burning wood fading away
Overall + Guess: This was really nice as well. Good blend of sweet dessert and faintly briny and ashy. Guessing Benromach or Benriach, 10-13 years old, ex bourbon maturation, around 46% ABV. Drank waaay under proof.
Reveal: Croftengea 10yr Single Cask Nation 2007. This was crazy interesting and fun as hell to try.
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