We detected a mixture of sweet notes gently entwined with herbal aromas. A traditional hessian sack full of russet apples was next to rosehip peels and hibiscus petals as well as, caramels coated in dark chocolate. What an indulgence on the palate - double chocolate brownies scattered with cherries and hazelnuts accompanied by a glass of vintage Port wine. Water added the earthy note of a black tea called Pu-Erh from China and to taste now sweet dumplings simmering in bubbling cinnamon-spiced blackberry compote. After nine years in an ex-bourbon hogshead, we transferred this whisky directly into a 1st fill new French oak hogshead for the remainder of its maturation.
Cask: First-fill French oak hogshead Age: 9 years Date distilled: May 2007 Alcohol: 60.0% USA allocation: 90 bottles