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The volcanic spirit

CASK No. R8.7
18 left in stock
Whisky ABV 67.50%
Age 14 years
Cask Type Second Fill Ex-Bourbon Barrel
Distilled Date 31st December 2004
Whisky Region Nicaragua


Initially sweet, velvety and smooth with plenty of vanilla, rummy raisins, hazelnuts, coffee, bitter orange and that difficult concept of ‘rancio’ well known in old-style armagnac and cognac. The taste neat was not refined whatsoever, just hot, hot, hot like a volcanic eruption and sweet, sweet, sweet like molasses with cooling spearmint freshness in the finish. Nothing a liberal dash of water cannot rectify as the nose was even more multifaceted with a musty, earthy, oiliness, a dusting of cocoa powder and a spicy Madeira cake. The palate was now very different; sweet musky, slightly citric, hints of warm leather and an intriguing bitterness of cacao lingering in the background.