A clear and classic sherry accent! Bags of date loaf, pure butterscotch, salted caramel popcorn, Toffee Crisp, rosewater, orange marmalade and quince. Also, milk chocolate, figs in syrup, sweet, cured ham and toasted almonds. A tiny kiss of woodsmoke in the background. Water brings lighter and earthier tones of pollen, bitter chocolate, gingerbread, heather honey, Battenberg cake and aged mead. The mouth opens with a lean, slightly meaty and nicely dry sherry but evolves swiftly towards ginger cake, malt loaf, pomegranate syrup, chopped dates and black tea with sugar. With water we got game meat salamis, bouillon stocks and things like treacle sponge, venison ramen, Scotch broth and herbal cough syrups. Dark, deep and intriguing stuff!
Cask: First-fill Oloroso butt Age: 13 years Date distilled: March 2007 Alcohol: 56.4% USA allocation: 90 bottles