We gently became acquainted with the dram in hand as we savoured walnut oil, pistachio nuts, new leather and fruit and nut chocolate. After a waxy suggestion like scented candles things began to get dark and dangerous with figs, dates, treacle and black forest gateau that had an overly enthusiastic helping of black cherries and dark chocolate. Then turning spicy with cinnamon swirls and spiced orange before delicious rum and raison ice cream, salted caramel and melted butter to finish. After being matured for 20 years in an Oloroso butt it was transferred to a 1st Pedro Ximinez butt for the remainder of its maturation.
Cask: First-fill Pedro Ximenez butt Age: 21 years Date distilled: October 1995 Alcohol: 56.0% USA allocation: 84 bottles