San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2020 DOUBLE GOLD MEDALIST
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The nose gave us caramel and cinder toffee, upside-down pineapple cake with cherry, candy corns, marmalade on rye, raisin loaf and polished oak furniture. The palate – candied orange dipped in chocolate, spicy fruitcake and caramelised bananas – mouth-flooding warmth and good wood. With water, the nose discovered oloroso dulce, dark brown sugar, prunes, rum and raisin, maple pecan Danish and bodega wood. The palate – medjool dates, muscovado popcorn, dried figs, cinnamon swirl and ginger snaps. ‘Pyjamas for the soul’, said one panellist, stripping off and asking for more. After 26 years in an oloroso butt the whisky was transferred to a second-fill PX butt.
Cask: Second-fill Pedro Ximenez butt Age: 27 years Date distilled: October 1991 Alcohol: 60.0% USA allocation: 78 bottles