French Oak – Fortified Semillon Barrel
Matured in a single unshaven and heavily charred French Oak cask which previously held Fortified Semillon, this whisky is rich, waxy, and decadent. Deep marmalade in colour, golden honey hues become evident on the edges of the glass when rolled.
The nose is bold and complex – orange peel, herbs, spices with notes of pie crust and popcorn. With time in the glass, further earthy notes evolve with hints of lemon and green papaya coming through.
The whisky furnishes the palate initially with marmalade, honey, dried muscatel grapes, and fresh orange peel. Subsequent sips introduce a slightly chewy mouth feel, along with balancing flavours of rich buttery apricot, stewed pears, and cashew nut tannins.
The finish is pleasing – long, warm, creamy and sweet with notes of creaming soda, dill and apple, balanced with delicate acidity.