The whiskey has matured in a combination of new bourbon, refill bourbon casks, and sherry casks for somewhere between seven and 10 years.
Nose : Triple distillation in copper-pot stills and years of maturation in top-grade oak casks produce the crisp, fresh herbal notes of garden mint and bergamot, balanced with more robust spicy touches of nutmeg, fig, and black peppercorns. The sweet vanilla notes are laid upon a background of charred American oak, and the subtle use of ex-Oloroso sherry butts, from Iberian oak, brings some succulent berry fruits to the mix.
Taste : The initial mouth coating is succulently sweet with vanilla and leads into the warming flavors of the charred oak casks. Hints of black licorice and cinnamon slowly allow some fruit to appear– melons, green apples, and pears—As the richness subsides, there is a crisp, flinty acknowledgement of the barley.
Finish : Long and wonderfully complex—an unhurried journey through an impressive flavor spectrum.