Ladies and gentlemen, this is the stuff cravings are made out of! Upon first whiff, a not-too-sweet vanilla and chocolate swirled milkshake. The nose is complex, delivering dark rum, banana, and somehow the smell of a freshly finished Caribbean rainstorm. You know, the ones that wash away the humidity, leaving behind the smell of vibrant greenery.
The palate gives away to light grassy notes accompanied by distinct baking spices. Saigon cinnamon and wheated bourbon come to mind. Overall, this dynamic grain offering drinks like a rich, complex bourbon. It’s not at all “overly oaked” despite its thirty-one glorious years spent in the barrel. Perfect for après ski or for instantaneous transport to a breezy Caribbean balcony.
At nearly 60% ABV, this whisky appreciates well with water, which makes this bottle a particularly good investment in the world of cask strength. It stands up nicely to rich, creamy cheeses, pairing especially well with smeared goat cheese atop a warm, toasted baguette with just a drizzle of olive oil… trust me on that one.