1 of only 106 bottles from cask no. 30035
Sadly only 106 bottles were yielded from this ex-bourbon, American oak barrel. Good colour – 18CT gold – and good beading, with large blebs. Slight prickle. Almond oil, even dry marzipan, with juicy fruit salad (peach, pear, apple, banana, orange), but slightly artificial – like ‘fruit salad chews’. Nice texture at natural strength, with a taste like a (non sickly) Bounty Bar! Water releases more almond oil, with desiccated coconut and milk chocolate, perhaps a hint of sweet basil. A smooth texture; light sweetness, centre palate, with slight spiciness on the tongue, followed by cleansing bitterness and an aftertaste of coconut milk.