Mashbill: Malted rye (67%), malted barley and oat
Age: 43 months
Cask: Recharred #2 French oak barrel, Recharred #3 French oak barrel, finished in Port barrel
Nose: Sugar cane, creme brulé and a trace of sweet vanilla. Near the end of the nose, candied orange peel offers a citrusy element.
Palate: The whisky is faintly sweet, spicy but smooth. A silky but weighty palate of raisin bread accompanied by roasted hazelnuts.
Finish: The finish has a dry red wine essence with a subtle presence of lingering ground pink peppercorns.
Dark chocolate: The rich and bitter flavour of dark chocolate complements the sweetness of the port finish.
Cheese: Aged cheddar, blue cheese, or Stilton are all excellent options that complement the flavours of the whisky.
Red meat: Grilled steak or venison pairs well with this type of whisky’s bold and smoky flavors.
Berries: Fresh strawberries or raspberries make for a delicious pairing that brings out the fruity notes in the port-finished whisky.
Nuts: Almonds or hazelnuts work well with the nutty notes in the whisky and provide a satisfying crunch.