The colour, a red blush like a rose wine, was aptly followed by sweet and fruity aromas of raspberry smoked maple jam, red candied apples and pink candyfloss. Hot, smoky and ashy on the palate like applewood smoked chicken with Dijon rub as well as pancakes with maple syrup and bacon. With water it felt like being in a small smoky cottage eating exotic dishes like smoked plum and nectarine ice cream and macarons with a raspberry ganache whilst drinking a glass of smoky, refreshingly crisp mineralic Riesling rose wine. After nine years in an ex-bourbon hogshead, we transferred this whisky directly into a 1st fill Port barrique for the remainder of its maturation.
Cask: First-fill Port barrique Age: 10 years Date distilled: December 2006 Alcohol: 60.6% USA allocation: 60 bottles