We walked the dog on a sunny autumn afternoon through the forest collecting, in leather satchels, mushrooms and berries. We stopped for a break and enjoyed pumpernickel bread with serrano ham, sherry-soaked raisins, dark Jamaican gingerbread and Ribena, a blackcurrant-based soft drink. After a drop of water, we were transported to the Douro valley where having picked grapes we took part in the traditional grape-stomping, crushing them with our feet, hard work but great fun. To keep our spirits up we were served toffee popcorn as well as salted caramel chocolate chip cookies. After nine 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: February 2010 Alcohol: 57.4% USA allocation: 114 bottles