The nose neat immediately made us think of rum and raisin ice cream topped with a fresh raspberry sauce and a crunchy chocolate shell. On the palate the picture of a Savannah grassland fire with jumping antelopes looking for safety emerged with an intense red fruit flavour in the finish. After a drop of water this image moved on as we sat on the veranda of a safari lodge smoking a sweet cigar while watching a lioness with her cubs walking into the sunset across the African Savannah. After five years in an ex-Bourbon hogshead we transferred this whisky into a 2nd fill charred red wine barrique.
Cask: Second-fill charred red wine barrique Age: 7 years Date distilled: October 2012 Alcohol: 62.0% USA allocation: 84 bottles