Cask No. B6.1

Ginger-spiced sponge

New York, USA

Feeling like an explorer we found ourselves in a tropical greenhouse of palm trees, ferns and cycads but also orchids and begonias while sipping a Vasco da Gama cocktail which combines bourbon, scotch and garam masala-spiced apple syrup. An amazing texture, so silky smooth and creamy with that little spice in the background - very moreish! Does not need water but when we added a drop more homely plants arrived on the nose, like blooming gorse, geraniums and river reeds. The taste simply sublime; a light-as-air sponge cake with plenty of maple syrup and orange cream filling laced with a little ginger. The mashbill was 70% corn, 20% wheat & 10% malted barley. The cask was coopered from 36 month air dried staves that were then charred to a #4.

Cask: New American oak charred barrel
Age: 5 years
Date distilled: November 2014
Alcohol: 51.9%
USA allocation: 120 bottles

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