We found ourselves transported into an Austrian tea house or, even better, into a hunting lodge with the smell of taxidermy mounts hanging on the wall mixed with chocolatey and luscious apricot jam aromas from a Viennese Sacher Torte. Wow, on the palate we had a steaming hot mug of Jagertee (hunter’s tea) made with very high alcohol 80% Austrian "Inländer-Rum" and spice black tea. Following reduction, we sat on a wooden tree stand peering through binoculars, but now with a hot chocolate in our hipflask to keep us warm until we heard the special horn signal ‘Halali’! After five years in an ex-Oloroso butt, we transferred this whisky into a toasted refill butt.
Cask: Refill toasted butt Age: 8 years Date distilled: June 2013 Alcohol: 67.4% USA allocation: 126 bottles