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THE LIBRARY COLLECTION

DISTILLED AT BEN NEVIS
DISTILLED 1996 – BOTTLED 2017

EX. BOURBON HOGSHEAD
NATURAL COLOUR. NON CHILL-FILTERED. 46%VOL.

SNIPPET:
Densely fruity, resinous and complex
Characteristically chewy with a wonderfully long finish
Reassuringly rich traditional whisky

PANEL NOTES:

COLOUR: Rich old gold

NOSE: Deeply resinous and fruity. Ripe nectarine and dark cherry through to mixed glacée fruit. Christmas cake. Liquorice. Praline nuttiness. Clove spice and newly-sawn
wood develop into old furniture polish. Worn-out leather. Comfortingly (sweet) dusty old books. Feint oiliness / old workbench perhaps?

PALATE: Weighty, broad and complex, but with great acidity. Tinned fruit syrup.
Pannacotta. Toasted oak, mocha coffee and roast almonds. Dark maple syrup. Notably thick and chewy texture. White pepper spice at the end.

FINISH: Supple, warming and a very long dense finish.

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DISTILLED AT ARDMORE
DISTILLED 2002 – BOTTLED 2017

EX. BOURBON HOGSHEAD
NATURAL COLOUR. NON CHILL-FILTERED. 46%VOL.

SNIPPET:
Medicinal and meaty
Peat fire embers and smoked ham
Thick, honeyed and intriguing

PANEL NOTES:

COLOUR: Mid gold.

NOSE: Initially, like a doctor’s surgery in the ‘70’s – iodine, bandages, carbolic – thenmore complex, menthol and aromatic. The medicinal morphs into meaty – like a bad Tarrantino movie – old butcher’s block and heavily smoked ham. Salty. Intriguing smokiness intensifies – peat fire embers and newly snuffed out candles (with warm wax). Fresh walnuts.

PALATE: Smooth, oily texture. More warming peat than medicinal now. Rich,savoury/sweet, juicy-fruit. Lush bourbon vanilla wraps around the smoke. Light spice. Hint of rubber. Caraway seed. Smoked German sausages anyone?

FINISH: Great interplay of the smoky, savoury and the buttery. Rich, thick and aromatic. Long heather honey finish.

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DISTILLED AT AUCHENTOSHAN
DISTILLED 1998 – BOTTLED 2016

EX. BOURBON BARREL
NATURAL COLOUR. NON CHILL-FILTERED. 46%VOL.

SNIPPET:
Zesty, round, full of spice and soft ripe fruit
Warm caramel, candied orange peel and toasted almonds
Packed with intrigue and complexity

PANEL NOTES:

COLOUR: Light old gold.

NOSE: Refreshingly zesty, then butterscotch travel sweets, vanilla brioche and a bracing herbal quality – mint fondant, eucalyptus and tarragon. Fresh tangerine to candied orange peel, with wonderfully bitter black cherries and cranberries. Warm toasted almonds. Espresso liqueur. Soft oak – freshly polished furniture.

PALATE: Warm vanilla caramel. Round with a buttery texture. Light peppery spice. Cloves. Gingersnaps. Bakewell tart. Orkney fudge. Ripe stone fruits, which turn more exotic: nectarine, kumquats, pineapple – spiced rum punch anyone? Complex and aromatic. Great length.

IMPRESSION: Really, really moreish. Great balance of citrus freshness with both sweet and bitter fruits. This may be light by category, but it’s long on complexity, depth and intrigue.

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DISTILLED AT GLEN GRANT
DISTILLED 1996 – BOTTLED 2016

EX BOURBON HOGSHEAD
NATURAL COLOUR. NON CHILL-FILTERED. 46%VOL.

SNIPPET:
Wonderfully floral and exotic! Intense tropical fruit overlaid with
Christmas spices and Madagascan vanilla. Concentrated, complex
and beautifully balanced. Very slinky top class malt.

PANEL NOTES:

COLOUR: Deep old gold.

NOSE: Initial fruit bomb – complex tropical fruit, candied pineapple, glacé cherries,
coconut and even membrillo – gets richer, honeyed and more serious. Warm vanilla and
pipe tobacco. Cigar box. Toasted almonds and Christmas spices. Very elegant and floral.

PALATE: Warm golden syrup. Dense juicy fruit. Baking spices and Kendal mint cake.
Complex, integrated fruit flavours keep on appearing as it develops. Really engaging.

FINISH: Wonderfully balanced, fine and lingering. Sweet and floral. Very refined and
classy. Looks and tastes older than it’s 20 years!

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DISTILLED AT GLENLIVET
DISTILLED 2007 – BOTTLED 2015

FIRST FILL SHERRY BUTT
NATURAL COLOUR. NON CHILL-FILTERED. 46%VOL.

SNIPPET:
Fabulously juicy. Lush tropical fruit flowing into salted tablet, toasted hazelnuts and sandalwood – with a brilliantly long sweet/savoury interplay.

PANEL NOTES:

COLOUR: Honeyed gold, hint of amber.

NOSE: Complex tropical fruit with fresh coconut, quince and aromatic stem ginger.
Becomes mouthwateringly savoury, with Amontillado sherry trifle and griottine cherries, and then wonderfully nutty with milky fresh almonds; toasted hazelnuts and resinous sandalwood. The toasted sweetness continues with warm buttery shortbread, with a hint of nutmeg. Light minerality.

TASTE: Initially fragrant, minty, hint of cinnamon, spice and ginger, warming savoury sweetness – Highland toffee and muscovado sugar, bananas baked in rum. Mellow, with good length.

IMPRESSION: With the complex, juicy fruit and lip-smacking savouriness vying for attention, this is a moreish and intriguing single cask bottling. Great balance. A real gem.

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DISTILLED AT HIGHLAND PARK
DISTILLED 2000 – BOTTLED 2015

FIRST FILL BOURBON BARREL
NATURAL COLOUR. NON CHILL-FILTERED. 46%VOL.

SNIPPET:
Delicate peat smoke meets salty maritime and floral heather honey.
Wonderfully complex, heady and enchanting. A singular cask.

PANEL NOTES:

COLOUR: Deep old gold

NOSE: Soft, smoky initial maritime hit – from Lapsang tea to light iodine – washed over with a mineral, salty brine. The sweet fruitiness of candied orange and dried apricot evelops into darker fruit like fresh figs and prunes in Armagnac, which leads to great savoury elements like new leather, pipe tobacco and toasted macadamias. Lightly floral and aromatic with notes of fresh roses, wild heather and jasmine tea.

TASTE: Lovely mouthfeel – both dense and smooth. Panettone to salted caramel and pure heather honey. Baked apples and golden raisins. Cigar box woodiness. Climbing intensity with the light peat smoke throughout. Dark and brooding. Long, lush finish.

IMPRESSION: A sophisticated and truly engaging malt that slowly draws you in to some dark smokey world, but keeps balance and lightness and becomes about the sum of its parts, rather than just peat, or fruit. One to take time over. Quite special.

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