AGE: 15 Years
DATE DISTILLED: 25.08.2000
CASK TYPE: Refill Ex-Bourbon Barrel
OUTTURN: 1 of 182 bottles
To the ever-romantic panel, the nose stirred up a wedding scene – wedding cake, flower posies, Parma violets for favours and pineapple humps for afters – then the bride went off to make strawberry jam and the groom had a sneaky cigar. The reduced nose seemed spikier – was it the spice (nutmeg, cinnamon, anise) of married life or the flinty spark of contention? The palate had lovely chocolate and walnut cake sweetness, ice lolly sticks, black pepper on strawberries and leather in the finish. The reduced palate achieved a successful marriage of the barley sweetness and the tannins and spice of the wood.
Drinking tip: This would stand up to a cigar – whether at a wedding or not.