Matured in a combination of 60% bourbon and 40% sherry casks. A previous category winner at the World Whiskies Awards.
Appearance: Deep copper. A medium-thickness swirl mark forms and quickly seeps into medium/thick legs.
A sticky viscous film forms and clings to the inside of the glass for some time.
Nose: A nice level of ABV. Buttered burnt toast, tinned fruit in syrup, that distant beach BBQ smoke calling card and corner shop pick’n’mix sweetness.
There’s a slight lack of depth and richness like it’s already had a couple of drops of water added.
Palate: A nice oily mouthfeel. Mild chilli spice, clove and pine needles.
The second sip reveals more of that sweetness on the nose, along with black pepper and digestive biscuits.
Vanilla, honey and icing sugar all appear and start to play the lead role after a while.
Finish: That mellow sweetness along with the black pepper and digestive biscuits.
Overall: It’s ok, it’s got plenty going on and the flavours are all nice, it’s just not worth the hype and ludicrous flippers prices.