We firstly commented on the wonderful deep colour of shiny conkers before the aroma became full of chocolate brownies, rum and raisin fudge, treacle toffee, tobacco, polished wood and a sweet coffee liqueur. Plenty of warming spices on the palate neat; nutmeg and garam masala before chocolate mousse, banana bread and caramel sauce appeared. Water added cherries in the form of red velvet choc-cherry cupcakes and milk chocolate infused with zesty natural orange, while to taste: death by chocolate cake! After eleven years in an ex-oloroso butt, we transferred this whisky into a 1st fill PX sherry butt.
Cask: First-fill Pedro Ximenez butt Age: 13 years Date distilled: January 2007 Alcohol: 58.8% USA allocation: 120 bottles