Milk & Honey 2 Year Old, 2017, by Single Cask Nation
Milk & Honey 2yo, 1st fill Bourbon Barrel
This cask bottling (from Israel), distilled in June 2017, spent two years maturing in a 1st fill bourbon barrel. It was bottled at cask strength in December 2019 at 59.85% ABV. Cask #0118 yielded 256 bottles.
Color: Bright sunshine
Nose: Luxurious and buttery malt presence on the nose is exquisitely balanced by the oak with warm oak spice coming to the fore, complemented by fired Meyer lemon zest, Vietnamese coffee, fresh dandelion greens, warm honey and white peony tea
Palate: A good bit of spice up front but the soft oily texture shields the drinker from any alcohol burn. Fists full of malted barley, rich yellow fruits, more warm honey, and freshly whipped cream give way to gooseberry jam notes that are accompanied by a slightly salty tang before the return of bright citrus as it transitions to the rear of the palate
Finish: A pleasing creaminess resides on the tongue long after the liquid has gone. The memory is zesty, spicy and citrusy and lasts for a very long time.
On the label: Rich and buttery malt presence on the nose with warm oak spice and notes of citrus zest. Wonderful balance between the sweet and spicy elements and let’s not forget the rich mouthfeel and citrusy finish!