This is comprised of 7 years maturation in bourbon with a 4 year IPA finish. “Oaww!”, exclaims Dave Broom. Whilst walking away smiling, he turns his head and casually offers to the sky “Whisky of the Festival!”. I proceed with anticipation and haste, as we are nearing the end of the day.
N: Possesses such vibrant & candid toffee & caramel notes, it’s untrue - like someone melted some Werther’s Originals into my glass.
T: Caramel, toffee-d pear [apparently one of the distillery character notes], and an illusion of some Mizunara and/or chestnut wood vibes.
F: Plenty of interesting nuttiness.
C: Cracking stuff, this stout-inspired cask works a treat.
Scores an A-