We discovered a fascinating dichotomy of sweet and salty aromas ranging from cherry Bakewell tart, fatty clotted cream, buttery scones to salted nuts, caramel and Bombay mix. On the palate a fragrant heathery, orange cream note appeared followed by salted chocolate madeira cakes and a big piece of fruit and nut brittle with chopped mixed nuts, salted peanuts and glace cherries. Following reduction, we were served a consommé of beef with sliced pancakes accompanied by a slice of olive oil cake before we settled in for the night with a bread-and-butter pudding. After eight years in an ex-bourbon hogshead, we transferred this whisky into a 1st fill Oloroso hogshead.
Cask: First-fill Oloroso hogshead Age: 11 years Date distilled: June 2010 Alcohol: 59.7% USA allocation: 102 bottles