I would not have guessed this to be a bourbon barrel? Definitely not a 21yo with 62.4% ABV. The Angels must have disliked this one. It delivered more like a virgin oak or a refill sherry cask. It was not as oaky as expected from a first fill either. A mystery cask in my opinion. A real experience. Only had one dram of this but would certainly like to have the whole bottle.
It was bottled feb 2nd 1990, the same day SA, president de Klerk promised to free Nelson Mandela and legalize a bunch of political organizations. A bit of history in a bottle I guess.
(Tasting interval 88-92)
cereal, medicinal, grappa and crisp bread.
Extremely spicy with cinnamon, cardamom,nutmeg and allspice. Honey and vanilla were more background players in this dram. Bitter-sweat delivery.
It was warm, long and consistent with full of flavors.