A big and bold dram that opens straight away on new leather shoes, heather honey and coal tar soap. Notes of mint julep, turmeric, gooseberry jelly, kiwi, air freshener, pine resin and newly laundered linens. Quite invigorating! Water sweetened things with notes of bramble wine, buttermints, tablet and mead. Also madeira cake and coconut creme brulee. The palate opens with lemon cheesecake, rhubarb crumble, digestive biscuit and aniseed balls. Then liquorice, red currants and herbal toothpaste. Water brings out notes of scones with strawberry jam and whipped cream, black pepper and a scatter of dried herbs. Previously in a bourbon hogshead for 7 years before transfer to a 1st fill PX sherry hogshead.
Cask: First-fill Pedro Ximenez hogshead Age: 10 years Date distilled: October 2008 Alcohol: 59.5% USA allocation: 60 bottles