A pungent, burnt and slightly medicinal note combined with a deep, dark and visceral smoke made this quite an experience to nose neat. That theme was carried on almost seamlessly on the palate. Hot, smoky, fierce and fiery but this was only one part of the story as there was also a creamy, syrupy mouthfeel with a fragrant, sweet and nutty flavour like a freshly brewed astragalus root tea. After dilution we barbequed meat on rusty grill grates as we eventually all sat down for a delicious meal of barbeque brisket seasoned with malt vinegar, Dijon mustard and Tabasco sauce – Texan style!
Cask: Re-charred hogshead Age: 6 years Date distilled: July 2013 Alcohol: 64.9% USA allocation: 84 bottles