Cask No. 44.169
In the wooden box
Flavour Profile:Deep Rich & Dried Fruits
Cask:First-fill Spanish oak Oloroso hogshead
Raisins and burnt ends soaked in clarified butter. Joined by crushed barley and sugared almonds, this dram's opening salvo was sublime. On the palate we found grape juice and espresso poured over malt loaf, topped with black cherry jam and sweet cinnamon. Water delivered French toast in a cigar box, drizzled with sesame oil. The finish was battenberg cake dunked in dark chocolate, with a side of lemon sherbet sweeties. After 17 years in an ex-bourbon hogshead, we transferred this to a first fill Spanish oak oloroso hogshead for the remainder of its maturation.
USA allocation: 90 bottles