Inchfad 2005 – Cask #417 – 56.6% - 15 years Refill bourbon, finished 8 months in Grand Cru Bordeaux
On the label: [We might be (a little) biased but this is what independently bottled single casks are all about!] White wood smoke, granola, green olives in brine, toasted coconut, and ripe red berries might seem like awkward bedfellows they absolutely work here. What a wee cracker!
Color: Olive oil
Nose: A fragrant wood smoke frames ripe red berries at first sniff but the experience continues with notes of milk chocolate, granola, caramelized sugar (think about cracking the top of a creme brulee with your spoon — so satisfying!)
Palate: The wood smoke remains to the fore but is now joined by notes of dark chocolate, green olives in brine, and toasted coconut (a note we usually associate with a very well regarded Campbeltown distillery)
Finish: Short to medium length with lingering wood smoke, as you might imagine, but with lingering red berries, milk chocolate, and sweet grain