Single cask and cask strength at 56.2 % ABV distilled in 2015, sailed back to Europe on the Avontuur in 2022, 500 ml
Colour : Apple Juice
Nose: Classic menthol notes at the beginning which makes for a fresh tot, then dark funk, rubber mats, metal engine, hairspray and polished silver hairbrushes, extra creamy crème caramel, thick cut orange marmalade, kumquats, nectarines, strawberries, vanilla custard, liquorice, and a pond surrounded by mossy rocks, frangipani flowers, primroses and irises.
Palate : Wonderfully thick and soft mouthfeel with dunnage, petrichor, floral notes, candied oranges on hot buttered brioche, candlewax, tobacco, rich coffee, chicory, wild mushrooms, a paper bag full of liquorice, dark chocolate vanilla truffles, that classic mint note, and brown gravy over meatballs.
Finish : Long spicy finish with liquorice pipes, orange slices and coffee from a metal cup over a camp fire on a dank autumn day.
Conclusion: A fantastically more-ish tot which means one bottle just won't be enough !