Aromas opened with the juicy combination of pear chutney and plum tarts. The spice of cloves merged with oranges whilst oily notes coupled walnuts and fresh doughnuts with extra virgin olive oil. Suggestions of cocoa delivered praline and cherries in chocolate with a square of chewy fudge. The fragrance of Turkish delight danced with mandarin skin on a desk of antique oak whilst the palate took to tangy territory as ginger marmalade arrived with slices of madeira cake. Boundless sweetness unified brandy snaps and black cherries before pancakes came served with maple syrup and cinnamon. A sprinkling of all spice dusted the finish alongside clean wood and wine corks. After spending 18 years in an ex-bourbon hogshead this was transferred to a 1st fill ex-oloroso hogshead for the remainder of its maturation.
Cask: First-fill Oloroso hogshead Age: 20 years Date distilled: May 1998 Alcohol: 55.3% USA allocation: 78 bottles