The first few comments were; different, interesting, highly unusual and characterful. It was very approachable at full strength with aromas of coconut husk, very ripe red berries and demerara sugar, but in the background the lurking scent from flue-curing Virginia tobacco. The taste neat was rich and tangy as well as thick, oily and syrupy – cough medicine, plum juice, raisins and sultanas. Diluted we had a coffee liqueur on the nose and on the palate; fudgy gooey dark chocolate brownies. This single malt whiskey was made from 100% New York grown barley. The cask was coopered from 24 month air dried staves that were then charred to a #3.
Cask: New American oak charred barrel Age: 6 years Date distilled: April 2013 Alcohol: 66.1% USA allocation: 144 bottles