To celebrate 10 years of Whisky & Alement, the SMWS are thrilled to present cask 72.89 “Pirates Breakfast Juice.”
Pirates Breakfast Juice was aged just 6 years in a bourbon barrel, then finished for one year in an ex-Flor De Cana (rum) barrel, and is a testament to what the spirit at distillery 72 is capable of (tasting notes below!). The sharply descending lyne arms at distillery 72 create a robust and oily new-make spirit, perfect for the role this distillery plays as the backbone of the worlds second top selling blended scotch whisky.
72.89 “Pirates Breakfast Juice” Tasting Notes:
Whisky & Alement found pine-lime and banana split with waffle cone triangles. Also, tinned pear juice and sparkly malt spice. In Scotland, the panel noted treacle coated beeswax, sweet vanilla custard and dotted fruits such as pineapple, green apple and ripe pear. We all found this hot at first, but it opened up with aplomb with oodles of vanilla, coconut, almond cake, rum and raisin ice cream and lemon sponge. With decent time in the glass, white chocolate, pineapple jelly and chewy malt.