Old grain whisky finished in a good sherry cask - could solve any problem! The nose evokes a sunny balcony with apple strudel, sweet olive oil biscuits, sherry, fruit leathers and Ruffle bars - heaven in a glass! The palate is mouth-filling, sweet and dry at the same time - caramelised banana flambeed in rum, cherry beer, apples, pear drops, buttery toffee and Madeira cake. The reduced nose has syrup, moist fruit cake with raisins and cherries, roasted hazelnuts and toasted marshmallows. The palate now - sweet Madeira wine, chocolate, cassia bark and a bourbon liqueur. After 37 years in ex-bourbon wood we transferred this into an American oak PX hogshead.
Cask: First-fill American oak Pedro Ximenez hogshead Age: 40 years Date distilled: May 1979 Alcohol: 53.6% USA allocation: 48 bottles