Mixed dried fruits, cinder toffee, butterscotch sauce and sticky toffee pudding next to tropical banana plantations and toasted oak made this a fascinating experience on the nose. Very sweet and very woody (in a good way!) on the palate, rum and raisin, plum & lavender jam as well as candied dark cherries while in the finish an oily piney spicey punch. Diluted the scent of fresh eucalyptus was soon followed by spicy naan bread, ginger cake and dates, while to taste sweet and herbal with the chewy texture of beef jerky. After five years in an ex-oloroso butt, we transferred this whisky into a second fill toasted butt.
Cask: Second-fill toasted oak butt Age: 9 years Date distilled: April 2011 Alcohol: 67.2% USA allocation: 120 bottles