SMWS 4.257 – Going the Extra Mile(s)

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Watch The OutTurn!

Profile: Deep, Rich & Dried Fruits
Region: Highland Island
Initial Cask Type: Ex-bourbon hogshead
Final Cask Type: 1st fill PX hogshead
Age: 15
Date: 17 January 2005
Outturn: 256 Bottles
Size: 750ml
Abv: 56.6%

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SMWS Panel Notes

We imagined finishing the Camino de Santiago trail that leads to the shrine of the apostle St. James in the cathedral of Santiago de Compostela in NW Spain. As we sat on a pew, ‘tired but happy’, the giant incense-burner started to swing. On the palate we were going the extra mile(s) to the coast, to Finisterre, the end of the known world in the Middle Ages.

After a drop of water we had very old sweet wine extremely concentrated, sweet, sour and smoky – but all perfectly balanced! This we had with Idiazabal cheese, lightly smoked with a smooth and nutty flavour as we watched the sunset over the Atlantic. After 13 years in an ex-bourbon hogshead we transferred this whisky into a 1st fill Pedro Ximenez hogshead.


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