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The volcanic spirit

CASK No. R8.7
£71.50
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Whisky ABV 67.50%
Age 14 years
Cask Type Second Fill Ex-Bourbon Barrel
Distilled Date - - -
Whisky Region Nicaragua

Notes

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.