[43.0%・5 Years Old・Bottled Circa 2016・Official Bottling・Single Cask Release]
The nose is brandy-esque. Lemony with a touch of lemon grass and hint of Sauternes. The spirit influence is subservient and a bit grassy.
Palate & Finish:
Apricots and sultana leading the delivery. The spirit is too thin to give a notable presence, providing a splash of grassy honey water before finishing rather early.
I half-expected the experience to be quite traumatic but in reality this felt somewhat flaccid..
Mt Uncle advises that this was matured in a hybrid American/French oak barrel. My understanding is that the barrel held cognac/brandy previously. I am partial to the concept in particular to how the cask shaped the nose but I would like to see the spirit having more oomph to it so the dram shows some depth.
With a name like that, this probably should have been bottled straight from the cask anyway..