Aromas of caramelised sugar and a hot cocoa drink with nougat whilst the taste neat had the intensity of dark and spicy pumpkin pie as well as chunky fig, apricot and prune cake. With a drop of water we were making damson jam as well as a dark fruit loaf, cinder toffee and roasted honey-glazed carrots. On the palate very different, at first plenty of ash and tobacco was soon followed by the zingy, sweet-tart finish of molasses-cinnamon syrup on pancakes. After thirteen years in an ex-bourbon hogshead we transferred this whisky into a heavy toasted medium charred new oak hogshead.
Cask: New oak hogshead, heavy toast/medium char Age: 16 years Date distilled: October 2002 Alcohol: 57.1% USA allocation: 42 bottles