We imagined walking into a forest with a lumberjack, a chainsaw in one hand and balancing an axe over the other shoulder, as we trod on wet wooden earth and moss. Big and bold on the palate, warming the cockles of our hearts like a spiced rum with the addition of chipotle chillies. When we added water we detected a Teriyaki beef stir fry with soy sauce, sweet rice wine and sake on the nose. While to taste tonka beans, cinnamon sticks, blackcurrant jam and tiramisu with amaretto liqueur.
After twelve years in an ex-bourbon hogshead, we transferred this whisky into a second fill charred red wine barrique.