Single Cask Nation / Ruadh Mhor 10 year 2nd fill Bourbon Hogshead / 750mL
This cask bottling (from an undisclosed Highland distillery that sells its peated stock under the name Ruadh Mhor), distilled in March 2009, spent ten years maturing in a 2nd fill bourbon hogshead. It was bottled at cask strength in August 2019 at 60.7% ABV. Cask #57 yielded 238 bottles.
Color: Summer Straw
Nose: Pork rinds, baked avocado, spice rub mixture, burnt tinder, Big Red™ gum, salted pub chips (fries) with malt vinegar, autumn leaves, root beer candies, and hints of farmyard aromas
Palate: Rich and fatty, the palate first presents a massive blast of peat and ground cinnamon, then crushed smoked almonds, chipotle peppers, horse barns, iodine and clean bandages, smoked salt on golden apples
Finish: Long and warming with echoes of Redwood forest, lingering cinnamon, and salted caramel
On the label: Unexpected twists and turns are presented by this expression of Highland peated malt: rich and fatty with pork rinds and spice rub notes on the nose, followed by a blast of peat and ground cinnamon on the palate before finishing on warm forests and salted caramel.