We all noticed, when pouring into the glass, the wonderful beads forming and lasting for a long time. The colour had a glow and so had the aroma; ember, aromatic charred wood, a freshly brewed steaming hot cup of nettle tea and making blackberry compote. The taste was herbal, salty, dry and quite some heat, but all in perfect balance with flavours of roasted chestnuts and dry cured BlackForest ham. Water brought out more sweetness like toasting marshmallows or caramelizing sugar ona Crème Brulee. The taste was soft and sweet, a Peach Melba with pistachio and almond caramel cream.
Drinking tip: When in need of a little warmth
Colour: Brass trumpet Cask: First-fill barrel Age: 16 years Date distilled: October 1999 Alcohol: 55.9% USA allocation: 90 bottles