1 of only 184 bottles from cask no. 8898
A refill American oak hogshead, fairly active judging by the full gold colour. An excellent bead indicates good texture. A mild nose feel to start, slightly nose warming, with hints of soft ginger cake, peaches, apricots, and sea grass. As anticipated, there is a smooth texture, quite teeth-coating. Plums and prunes dominate the taste with coconut in the finish. At reduced strength the ginger disappears and is replaced by a scent of almonds - almond slice. Now slightly waxy with a light oily base note.An overall soft texture, sweet with light acidity and considerable peppery spice across the tongue, and desiccated coconut in the finish.