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Halcyon Release #4

292 Individually Numbered 70cl Bottles
Sherry Finish
52.9 % ABV
Distilled: 1996
Bottled: 2024
£195 (£162.50 ex-VAT)

Burnside 27 Year Old (1996) taste chart

Single cask, sherry finished, Burnside 27 Year Old (1996).  Non chill filtered and natural colour, bottled at cask strength (52.9% ABV) with the cask yielding only 292 bottles.  What is Burnside?

Subtle citrus of smooth lemon initially, with some tropical kiwi fruit and a little tartness of gooseberry.  Underneath and later on nosing comes the softness of pear and heather honey sweetness.  Finally comes a hint of dried fruits – raisin and sultana suggesting the Sherry finish and the richness about to be tasted.

Beautifully balanced richness from the sherry and vanilla make up the start and this builds in the unique Speyside manner with custard and pear drizzled with honey.  There are tinges of coconut and some banana in the background that help to meld the oaky spice back to the sweet sherry and vanilla.  A little dry tobacco leaf and liquorice.  Stunning kaleidoscope of flavours.  A medium body that coats the mouth well, with a pleasing unctuousness.

The sweetness diminishes to ginger spice and dry tobacco leaf, but the underscored sweetness travels all the way to the end.

Bottles are sold with a decorative/protective cardboard box.

Each and every bottle of whisky sold by Halcyon Spirits will fund the planting of 10 trees, to support global action on climate change.
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Halcyon Spirits have first hand access to a catalogue of fantastic quality maturing whisky casks - providing the perfect opportunity to select and bottle incredibly exciting single cask whiskies.

The name 'Halcyon' encapsulates its ambition and dedication to bottle exceptional whiskies which, when enjoyed, can allow owners to relive memories of joy and nostalgia.