We imagined being part of a caravan of camels in the desert approaching an oasis where we could rest, re-fill our water skins and gaze into the clear and starry night sky with a sip out of our bota bag. On the palate the wine was certainly a Malbec with notes of black cherry, plums, prunes and raisins as we dipped dates into a walnut Sherry vinaigrette. After reduction we cooked chicken paprikash with Espelette chilli peppers and enjoyed fig chutney on pumpernickel bread with a refreshing glass of prune juice. After thirteen years in an ex-bourbon hogshead, we transferred this whisky into a 1st fill Spanish oak Oloroso hogshead.
Cask: First-fill Spanish oak Oloroso hogshead Age: 15 years Date distilled: January 2006 Alcohol: 56.2% USA allocation: 126 bottles