We were busy in the kitchen baking gingerbread as well as malt loaf and one panellist’s favourite from mum ‘ooey-gooey’ cinnamon buns with raspberry and blackberry jam. On the palate like a baked Alaska flambe served with pistachio and raspberry ice cream. Diluted a dark chocolate brownie with burnt raisins or a dark warm sourdough bread dipped into a balsamic fig dipping sauce emerged. The taste was deeply characterful, mature yet graceful – seared foie gras and lingonberry jam on brioche toast. In 2018 we combined selected Oloroso butts before returning the single malt to a variety of different casks to develop further. This is one of those casks.
Cask: First-fill Spanish oak Oloroso hogshead Age: 12 years Date distilled: October 2008 Alcohol: 63.6% USA allocation: 120 bottles