Embrace the allure of this whiskey’s slightly pale russet color, radiating with a deep ruby glow. Encased in a distinctive green-tinted bottle, it presents an inviting oily sheen in the glass, with droplets that tenaciously cling, hinting at its rich, full-bodied texture.
A delightful bouquet unfolds, initially marked by rich caramel and a medley of fruits—cherries, raisins, and plums. With a gentle swirl, nuances of citrus, vanilla, apple, date, and berry emerge, followed by the comforting aromas of roasted oak, cinnamon, and a touch of hay. As the whiskey breathes, the scent intensifies, revealing layers of oak spice, brown sugar, toffee, and a pronounced orange peel zest.
The first sip introduces a bold interplay of oak and spice, paving the way for a cascade of sweetness—notes of honey, vanilla, citrus, apple cider, berries, and plum. The roasted oak and cinnamon add depth, while the creamy pot still character intertwines with flavors of marzipan, malty cereal, and honey-laced graham crackers, creating a harmonious balance.
The journey culminates with a blend of oak, sweetness, orange, plum, and a hint of dried grass. The whiskey’s lingering finish is a testament to its cask strength and 12-year maturation in a blend of American oak, Bourbon barrels, and Spanish oak butts, complemented by Oloroso Sherry casks.