We were delighted to find a deep and heady aroma, brimming with hessian, exotic hardwood resins, cider apples, dunnage must and carbolic acidity. Notes of camphor, lamp oil, butterscotch and toffee apple were all noted. Reduction brought cinnamon swirls, pecan pie, toasted bagel with biscoff spread, chopped macadamia nuts and milk chocolate covered Brazil nuts. The neat palate displayed the initial warmth of aged calvados, then caramelising brown sugar, baked apples, lime curd and yellow meadow flowers. Water brought floral intensity of dandelions, carnations and potpourri. Then touches of herbal cough medicines, tarragon, dried apricots and mineral oils. At ten years of age, we combined selected oloroso butts from this distillery. We then returned the single malt into a variety of different casks to develop further. This is one of those casks.
Cask: First-fill barrel Age: 12 years Date distilled: October 2008 Alcohol: 63.4% USA allocation: 120 bottles