Held in the customs house, the wistful spiritmaker plunges their head into the last empty barrel, where cooper-fired sweet nothings whisper and swirl.
Place reference: Queen's Dock, Glasgow
Jorum Studio are back once again with a tempting addition to the brand’s sell-out Scottish Odyssey collection: Spiritcask. Instead of focusing purely on the finished dram, Spiritcask explores the whisky making process as a whole with a focus on the oak casks used to store the legendary spirit – capturing the very process by which sympathetic aromatics (what was in the oaken cask before? Sherry? Wine? Rum?) leach from cooper-fired vessels into whistle-clean new-make while aging into something sweet, dark, rich and woody.
The Extrait de Parfum boasts a spirited opening – the rush of pear-like new-make with dried fruit and velvety floral elements – deepening into multifaceted woods and leather with a rich, caramel-coffee-vanilla sweetness. A gratifyingly realistic oak-cask note is present throughout: ‘We were determined to capture the experience of sticking your head inside an empty whisky cask – those complex residual scents are so compelling’ noted in-house perfumer Euan McCall.
IMPRESSION: New Make, Ylang-Ylang, Pear, Chamomile, Malt, Cognac, Jasmine, Rum Absolute.