A fruity medley of prunes, apricots, peaches and pears sweetened with muscovado sugar and deliciously warm cognac spiced with a little cinnamon. On the palate neat warm spices (cloves, star anise and allspice berries), like a steaming hot mulled wine but with a slightly medicinal, dry tannic finish.When we added a drop of water the aroma was that of walnut galette with Bourbon-vanilla custard sauce. To taste now like clove caramel mousse as well as a cup of pine needle and persimmon tree leaves tea. After eleven years in an ex-bourbon barrel we transferred this whisky into a 2nd fill coarse grain toasted French oak barrique.
Cask: Second-fill toasted French oak barrique Age: 12 years Date distilled: July 2005 Alcohol: 60.9% USA allocation: 60 bottles