A 10-year-old single cask from the Deanston distillery, bottled by Infrequent Flyers.
This was distilled 7 September 2009 and bottled August 2020 as a 10-year-old.
This was drawn from an ex-rye barrel #6349 and bottled at 58.4%. There are 243 bottles in the release.
Deanston is notable for having a waxy new make (like Clynelish or Dailuaine), probably thanks to a lengthy fermentation and ascending lyne arms. Works very well with American oak.
Nose: Layers of banana, toffee and cinnamon - very big creme brulee notes.
Palate: A very spicy dram with big peppery overtones - quite zingy! Accompanied by some lovely sweet flavours - custard creams, Butterkist toffee popcorn, vanilla and a touch of coconut.
Finish: Spicy and mouth-watering.
Infrequent Flyers is part of the Alistair Walker Whisky Company, which was established in 2018. Walker, son of Billy Walker (GlenDronach/BenRiach-now-GlenAllachie), has over two decades of working around Scotch whisky in various capacities.
The name Infrequent Flyers refers to the cask selection process and Alistair’s penchant for discovering and introducing excellent single casks from distilleries not often experienced as single malts. These includes malts earmarked for blended and sometimes owned by bigger companies who have not released them regularly or consistently to the market.
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