This cask bottling, distilled in November 1996, spent twenty-three years maturing in a 2nd fill bourbon hogshead. It was bottled at cask strength in November 2019 at 50.4% ABV. Cask #1839 yielded 209 bottles.
Nose: Immediately rich and warming (think warm spiced honey and brown Licorice Allsorts) with an underlying earthiness but with time it becomes bright and fruity (think candied orange peels and red wine gums)
Palate: A wonderfully textured mouthfeel leads to an explosion of rich and fruity flavors: toasted hazelnuts, chocolate biscuits, spiced pears, and warm apple cake. Note the building oak and pepper as it transitions to the finish.
Finish: Long and lasting with delicate sandalwood, ground grey pepper, and dark chocolate