Unsure exactly where the dram either started or concluded we found ourselves spinning in a whirlpool of complexity. Dandelion and burdock merged with liquorice and vanilla pods in rippleless layers as Turkish delight became shrouded by milk chocolate. Suggestions of darkness introduced prunes, fig rolls and cinnamon swirls whilst creamy viscosity encased creme catalan and honey on custard. A gentle swirl of plum tart on an old oak stave moved towards gooseberry and ginger jam to maintain a lively vigour before ending back where we started with liquorice and vanilla pods. After spending 25 years in an ex-bourbon hogshead this was transferred to a 1st fill ex-pedro ximinez hogshead for the remainder of its maturation.
Cask: First-fill Pedro Ximenez hogshead Age: 27 years Date distilled: June 1990 Alcohol: 52.3% USA allocation: 60 bottles