An earthy, smoky sweetness reminded us of extra virgin olive oil, heather tea, tobacco and an aged rhum Agricole with that scent of smoked herbs and smoked honey. The taste was a magic combination - the right cross a peaty spirit and the left hook a funky sweet rum. A Frank Bruno knock out, “know what I mean?” Water added pan-seared scallops in butter and smoked coconut on the nose while on the palate dry cured serrano ham, flambeed bananas and in the finish, a rum extra matured in a peaty cask. After 15 years in an ex-bourbon hogshead, we transferred this whisky into a re-fill bourbon barrel that previously matured rum from Guyana.
Cask: Refill Guyanese rum barrel Age: 18 years Date distilled: February 2003 Alcohol: 55.9% USA allocation: 144 bottles