A cascade of orange, apricot and sour cherries tumbled into tangy marmalade as baked bananas arrived with maple syrup and brittle toffee. More savoury notes then emerged with pink peppercorns, tarragon and peppermint joining cigar boxes and a hot saw blade cutting through oak. Thick treacle coated the palate along with sticky red liquorice, strawberry sweets and prunes while menthol and burnt orange skin blended with spicy navy rum. Water lifted out woody oils as dark chocolate wrapped around coffee beans and wood char. Herbal aromas perfectly complemented butterscotch and creme brulee while on the palate, we found a delightful combination of mint chocolates, cinnamon and smoked bacon lingered eternally.
Cask: New American oak charred barrel Age: 4 years Date distilled: March 2016 Alcohol: 63.5% USA allocation: 96 bottles