The nose neat dazzled us with mega discs of chocolate sprinkled with tiny hundreds and thousands, poached pears and fluffy banana pancakes. To taste like a dollop of fig jam on rice pudding washed down with a mango bubble tea or a watermelon flavoured Slush Puppie. After reduction the creamy sweetness of cherry liqueur chocolates and, long gone are the day when we opened, a packet of candy cigarettes. On the palate now a summer fruit consommé and a rose & tonic - rose liqueur, tonic and a squeeze of fresh lime. Following nine years in an ex-bourbon hogshead, we transferred this whisky into a 2nd fill Chenin Blanc barrique.
Cask: Second-fill Chenin Blanc barrique Age: 14 years Date distilled: May 2007 Alcohol: 59.2% USA allocation: 90 bottles