1 of only 255 bottles from cask no. 48512
From an active refill American oak ex-Sherry hogshead, this is deep amber (almost “Irn Bru” like), with excellent beading suggesting a rich mouth texture. On the nose, butterscotch, Werther’s Originals, Crunchie bars and glacé cherries. The sherry notes begin to appear, then sweetie shops with macaroons and toffee rum and raisin ice cream. Initially quite tart to taste, very quickly becoming both sweet and spicy: liquorice, caramelised burnt sugar, tarte tatin, Sbrisolona (crumbly Italian nut cake) and a bag of almonds. Bitter cherries and bread and butter pudding also in the development, with spiced rum, ginger powder, baked apples and bitter chocolate. A mellow finish of soft chocolate and the slightest hint of Hoi Sin.