We prepared a pitcher of ‘Pomegranate Storm’, using pomegranate molasses, rum, orange liqueur, lemon juice, ginger beer, soda water and a dash of orange bitters. On the palate cinnamon custard, creme caramel, coconut macaroons and sea buckthorn doughnuts. A drop of water and we walked through a maze of souks with exotic aromas of argan oi, cumin, saffron, turmeric and ras el hanout teasing our senses. We then ate fresh barhi dates, so sweet and creamy – reminding us of fresh sugar cane, coconut and butterscotch. In 2018 we combined selected Oloroso butts before returning the single malt to a variety of different casks to develop further. This is one of those casks.
Cask: First-fill American oak Pedro Ximenez hogshead Age: 12 years Date distilled: October 2008 Alcohol: 63.1% USA allocation: 120 bottles