First Impression: Starward Dram Full Single Cask #1

[58.0%・NAS・Official Bottling・Cask No. 160921-A・Single Cask Release]

Nose:

A frail grasp of lemongrass and vanilla from toasted oak staves, mildly fragrant with a underlying buttery note.

Palate & Finish:

Vanilla custard with traces of lemons, sultana and rockmelons. The juicy vibe ties well with the milk chocolate, followed by spices that come across quite loud but juxtapose well with the caramel at the bass.

Banana toffee and barley grist developing in the finish.

Thoughts:

An interesting “less is more” approach from the guys at Dram Full and Starward, valiant effort.

-Nicholas