A surprisingly gentle nose greeted the Panel with American-style cinnamon pancakes and maple syrup, roasted pineapple with honey, pistachios and a homemade salted caramel sauce. The palate neat was anything but gentle – like a Jamaican stew with charred tomatillos, onions and oranges as well as dried apricots and plums. In the long finish a cooling menthol exotic balm. With the addition of water, we got blueberry muffins and as we bit into them there was a burst of caramelised juice (the berries explode when baking) combined with sweet wood warm spices of ginger and cinnamon. We all agreed best enjoyed neat! The mashbill was 82% Arkansas corn, 9% Arkansas wheat & 9% malted barley.
Cask: New American oak charred barrel Age: 5 years Date distilled: June 2015 Alcohol: 60.2% USA allocation: 108 bottles