A ‘whacky’ aroma of over-ripe bananas lying in an eye-catching spalted sycamore bowl on an antique rattan table in the sun came to mind. It did not stop there as the palate seamlessly carried on with that more idiosyncratic theme, how about a spoonful of chocolate hazelnut marquise with Nutella feuilletine and caramelised banana mouse? Intrigued? You should be as after dilution we used a handful of heather to mop barbeque sauce on to bacon wrapped barbequed spiced Moroccan meatballs. Following nine years in an ex-bourbon hogshead, we transferred this whisky into a 1st fill custom toasted American and European oak barrique.
Cask: First-fill custom-toasted American and European oak barrique Age: 12 years Date distilled: August 2008 Alcohol: 59.5% USA allocation: 90 bottles