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Released 1st September 2017, this is the first ever blended malt (vatted malt) by The Scotch Malt Whisky Society. Exotic Cargo is based on a selection of Scotch malt whiskies distilled in 2006 and matured exclusively in first fill ex-sherry Spanish oak hogsheads.
Sampled on 20/09/2017
Clear but not bright, deep coppery amber.
Sherry soaked moist fruit cake, candied orange, madeira cake, vanilla and coal dust with nutmeg, cinnamon and white pepper spice. Water amplifies sherry and ginger cake.
Rich moist ginger cake, dark chocolate, wood tannins, chilli spice, cracked black pepper, liquorice, dry walnut and new leather. Water reveals attractive Turkish Delight and orange marmalade.
Chilli heat, peppery spice and nutty liquorice.
Rich sherry and spice with moist fruit cake and ginger cake. Complex and all too easy and pleasing to drink.
Closure: Agglomerated cork stopper