This sample cannot hide its past; lots of bubbling brown sugar, ginger nut biscuits, spiced banana chocolate muffins, honey-glazed grilled pineapple rings and the sweep of linseed oil on a new cricket bat. On the palate ‘feeling Hot-Hot- Hot’! But at the same time a spicy sweetness that we just could not resist – can you pick up the good vibes? When we added water, plenty of ripe fruits like melon, grapefruit, papaya and carambola appeared next to a fig ginger jam. To taste; jerk chicken served with a peach and plum sauce. After 12 years in an ex-bourbon barrel we transferred this whisky into a refill barrel which previously matured rum from Jamaica.
Cask: Refill Jamaican Rum barrel Age: 14 years Date distilled: August 2005 Alcohol: 58.8% USA allocation: 90 bottles