Bourbon Hogshead 960
A huge earthy vanilla oaked nose. Almost grainy in character with scrumptious crème brulee. Underneath the oak lies some potential fruit I think, but neat it’s all oak. The palate is soft, lightly honeyed and heavily oaked, with a slight herbal intimation.
A drop of water fails to coax the fruit out into the open and the oak still holds it in a vice like grip. In saying that some floral, orange blossom notes do emerge. The palate is now quiet oily with some deliciously sweet tangerine and light spices. Pleasant, if a bit homogenised. There is nothing wrong with this cask, it reminds me of the distillery bottling – pleasant yet unexciting.
Notes supplied by Chris
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