The nose neat was bursting with a ‘monstrously’ (in a very good way!) herbal explosion, but at the same time, a citric sweetness. Difficult to describe but we tried; lemongrass, lemon myrtle, lemon balm, orange peel and sweet blackberry leaves – very unique. That is even more an understatement on the palate; we imagined drinking freshly-pressed sun-dried PX grape juice that must contain the grippy skins, seeds and stems of the fruit. Water cranked up the peculiar volume (in a very good way!) - fig chutney, dried red fruits and spiced carrot flakes were followed by a wonderfully juicy, oily grappa-like flavour with yet another surprise, a white nougat and dried apricot finish. The mashbill was 80% rye & 20% malted barley. The cask was coopered from 36 month air dried staves and charred to a #4.
Cask: New American oak charred barrel Age: 4 years Date distilled: August 2015 Alcohol:51.7% USA allocation: 114 bottles