As we are learning with this lovely distillery, the initial profile was once again superbly concentrated, direct, and almost sticky with dark fruits, malt loaf, date molasses, treacle pudding and things like hessian, cloves and dark chocolate sauce with chilli. Reduction brought caraway, hardwood resins, varnish, brown bread sauce, tabasco heat and then the cooling balance of a sweet root beer float. The neat palate displayed spiced Ketchup, cherry liqueur, fennel seed, rye bread spread with treacle, cough mixtures and herbal liqueurs. Sweet, sticky, dark and yet brimming with fun ideas and flavours.
Cask: First-fill American oak #1 charred barrel Age: 7 years Date distilled: October 2014 Alcohol: 67.1% USA allocation: 120 bottles