My Tasting Notes:
Colour: Dark gold
Nose: Apples, lemon, vanilla, summer flowers on a meadow, polished wood, ginger, hints of pepper.
Palate: Apples, banana, honey, butterscotch, candied ginder and hints of pepper.
Finish: Long, fruity and slightly spicy.
Overall: It is interesting to note the experimental use of a bigger cask. Usually it’s the other way around. I’m not sure if anything was gained by this, but it makes for a pleasant sipping experience.
Rating: 83/100 – Price Tag $$$$$ – Value for your Money $$$$$
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Scored blind for the Malt Maniacs Awards 2012 where it won a bronze medal, re-tasted for notes