Created using whiskies drawn from American Sherry oak, European Sherry oak and ex-bourbon casks.
Appearance: Orange honey gold. Thin to medium legs, not particularly viscous.
Nose: Cherry, pine, faint sweet smoke, some confectionary sugar. It’s actually quite a unique and identifiable nose.
Palate: Quite watery but not unpleasant. Initial sweetness and smokey tang, some sherry influence in the form of very light sulphur, wood and dark fruit sweetness.
Orange, slight bitterness but ultimately pretty friendly. Cinnamon and cardamon spices.
Once it opens up, there are more buttery creamy chocolate flavours that balance the citrus and bitterness.
Finish: Medium in length. Honey, sugar, chocolate and cinnamon. There is some heat at the end too, in the form of black pepper and green chilli.
Overall: Although there’s nothing ‘stand out’ about this whisky, it’s pretty friendly, inoffensive and nothing off-putting. It’s a good gateway whisky and one that would make fine cocktails too.