There's no going back now - but you'd never have had it any other way! The raw and hair-tingling revelation of heavily toasted nuts, jangling medicines and sticky dark fruit jams. Bitter citrus rinds, coal scuttles and the fiery kiss of properly spiced Bloody Marys. Water does little to cool this wildness, there's raisin liqueurs, angelica root, spiced mango chutney, wood embers and winter spices. A wild, wide-eyed hurtle towards unvarnished truth. Open wide... a hot kick of cherry kirsch, bubbling umami broths, whiplash salinity, red fruit teas, game meat gravy and paprika. Splash some water: fruit cordials, camphor, over-brewed herbal teas, dark ointments, wintergreen and aged plum wine. This whisky was matured for 18 years in a port pipe before being divided into two separate casks, this one being a first fill oloroso hogshead.
Cask: First-fill Oloroso hogshead Age: 20 years Date distilled: April 2001 Alcohol: 53.7% USA allocation: 78 bottles