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Normally old wine cask's are used to "finish" a whisky and normally anything from a few months to 3-5 years but this is 15 long years in ex Bordeaux red wine casks, a first for me or have i missed another distillery that have used 100% wine cask for a release? Black forest gateaux screams on the nose (chocolate & black cherries) rum & raisin, red grape skins, sweet & aromatic oak (cinnamon incense sticks!) plum jam on toast and that is just the nose! The mouthfeel is dark chocolate, ginger, dried red berries, cherry bakewell, plummy merlot wine notes, honeycomb & mocha. This is a big finish with more dry & spicy red berries and plum jam on toast notes and layer after layer of that chocolate,ginger & honeycomb.Strange that this is still so elegant and balanced after all its life in wine casks.