N: Exotic! I find myself transported to Kochi fishing port on the South West Coast of India to enjoy a fruity creamy curry with apricots and grilled limes served as an accompaniment to stone bass in a banana leaf. This is followed up with vanilla ice cream melting over a white bloomer,…. do you get the picture? I’m home & away!
T: A sumptuous full delivery over a fruit complex [varied styles, types, brands] over peanut oil, coconut oil, lime & vanilla,… the taste of Thailand in some respects yet we are certainly also US-bound, the bourbon-firm prickles a testament here [perhaps if bourbon was like this I’d be wild for it]. I marvel at the weighty yet buoyant body with its luscious yet bone-dryness. In fact, the pallet sensations are far more striking than the flavours that I sense are coming from the spirit [fermentation] as much as the maturation [more on that later].
F: I can’t describe what’s happening, initially, a new experience in some respects where the flavours are centred around the textural sensations and where everything is just so. After flashes of a 1964 Glen Moray & Tamdhu 4yo Pure Malt [WLP90] comes perfectly salt-seasoned and sustaining popcorn [without the crunch] which eludes to this one’s bourbon cask reliance.
C: West meets East, perhaps, though in the end, it’s the US bourbon influence that wins out. Great cask though!