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I got this bottle as a gift from a colleague that came in late the day after a personnel party at which she let her hair down a bit too heavily. It was her way of apologizing and I gladly accepted. In all seriousness, this is double cask matured, what means that the whisky matured for 16 years on bourbon- and sherry casks. The label says traditional oak and sherry oak. After maturation they were brought together in the marrying tun before being bottled at drinking strength.
Sexy nose! Loads of maple syrup, buttercups, milkchocolate with nuts, honey, mint. Very creamy indeed. Sultanas, toffee, banana flambéed. Wonderful!
On the palate too, it is very creamy, almost syrupy. Dried fruit and nuts, flambéed banana again, Grand Marnier, dried figs and dades, honey, caramelized apple. Hints of citrus. And suddenly the spices emerge: cinnamon, ginger, pepper, saffron, vanilla. Very accessible and sweet.
The medium long finish offers sweet malt and candied oranges.
A typical dessert dram! Thank you, Annelies!