A wonderful nose. Opens with a gorgeous array of rum-like dried fruits and sugar sprinkled orange rind before a wave of tropical vanilla oak wades in and we’re in good ole Kentucky now! Big, brash and opulent with a definite corn-like quality of soft candy floss, hints of banana, dry, crumbly spices and liquorice, balanced by a slight, soft rye like nip.
The palate opens with the oiled, dried fruit and crunchy grain, followed by the soft sweet vanilla oak. Poised and not quite as oak dominated as the nose would suggested. The soft yet intense alcohol keeps the balance well. Gorgeous length with violets, mature honey, white liquorice, vanilla pod and demarara sugar. Absolutely stunning! There is no need for water.
Notes supplied by Chris
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