This was something out of the ordinary, the nose neat started off with soft ginger bread, chocolate limes, Orris root essential oil but then a deeper aroma of pot roasted pheasant flavoured with orange and served with chestnut puree appeared. The taste neat was intense, sweet and malty like a coffee and walnut sponge cake or molasses banana-oat bread. Water added to the complexity; carrot cake with a brown sugar cream frosting, sticky toffee pudding and a glass of Oloroso Dulce. On the palate words cannot do it justice, elegant, well balanced but also powerful like a vintage crusted Port wine.
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Colour: Reddish-brown henna Cask: First-fill Moscatel hogshead Age: 10 years Date distilled: June 2005 Alcohol: 61.4% USA allocation: 90 bottles