After 14 years in ex-bourbon wood we moved this into a first-fill PX hogshead. The nose - we heard Dylan's Boots of Spanish Leather and smelled sweet raisiny wine, tree bark woodiness, apricots, Crunchie bars and orange chocolate. The palate was gorgeous - honey, marmalade, dark chocolate and espresso dregs, hints of tobacco and a teasingly dry spicy finish. On the reduced nose, some were in the humidor and others in the nail bar with a glass of sherry and some Jaffa cakes. The palate now - dates, toffee, candied pineapple, caramelised apple and dry roasted cashews - we were all dancing flamenco!
Cask: First-fill Pedro Ximenez hogshead Age: 16 years Date distilled: November 2002 Alcohol: 58.0% USA allocation: 84 bottles