This was a fascinating character which deserved our full attention to become more acquainted with it. The aroma was that of entering a barn with horse stables and an old oily tractor in a corner. On the palate it was a hardy soul as we washed down Fisherman’s friends with a well oaked red wine or Ribena spiked with plum schnapps. Diluted the old lumber mill next door started working with plenty of sawdust in the air while an ancient lawn mower cut grass nearby. We needed a drink and what better than a traditional Basque concoction mixing red wine and Coca-Cola called Kalimotxo (sound it out like this: Cal-e-mo-cho).
Cask: Refill hogshead Age: 12 years Date distilled: December 2008 Alcohol: 59.7% USA allocation: 60 bottles