This cask bottling, distilled in December 2013, spent six years maturing in a first fill amontillado butt. It was bottled at cask strength in September of 2020 at 67.6% ABV. Cask #1278 yielded 754 bottles.
You can see Joshua and Jason discuss this bottling HERE.
Color: Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Nose: This is the stuff! Grocery store onion bagels, ballpark hotdogs, stewed parsnips, fountain pen ink, fresh potting soil in the corner of a warm greenhouse, apricot seeds, hard root beer candy with Good & Plenty candies in there for good measure
Palate: Effervescent yet still tongue coating, there’s a distinct funkiness on entry but with Yellow Jujyfruits, dried papaya, and German whole grain sourdough rye bread appearing midpalate
Finish: Salted watermelon, peanut skins, dark chocolate covered cherries
On the label: A study in contrasts: effervescent yet unctuous, drying yet juicy, salty yet sweet. Walk through a warm greenhouse, smell the fresh potting soil, and pull warm fruit from the vine and you’ll have an idea of what this dram has to offer. It’s a lot of fun!