GOLD MEDAL WINNER - 2021 San Francisco World Spirits Competition
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The nose neat was other-worldly - heavily toasted orange peel and coconut with a little honey, burnt malt loaf with raisins. On the palate brimming with dark cherry sweetness and an oily peppery spiciness that brought to mind a member of the Celtic deity, Sucellus (‘the good striker’), that powerful god of agriculture, forests and wine. Careful when adding water, the aroma was now like an exotic/preternatural Tonka bean and hazelnut crème brûlée, while the taste maintained the theme with that magical Indian dessert Rasgulla which is offered at the Puri Jagannath temple. After nine years in an ex-bourbon hogshead, we transferred this whisky into a 1st fill Moselle oak hogshead.
Cask: First-fill Moselle oak hogshead Age: 12 years Date distilled: August 2007 Alcohol: 56.8% USA allocation: 72 bottles